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This Day in History: National Organization for Women was Founded

Tue, 2015-06-30 16:01

“We, men and women who hereby constitute ourselves as the National Organization for Women, believe that the time has come for a new movement toward true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes, as part of the world-wide revolution of human rights now taking place within and beyond our national borders.”
—National Organization for Women’s 1966 Statement of Purpose

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What You're Saying About the Overtime Rule:

Tue, 2015-06-30 15:36

In a Huffington Post op-ed, President Obama announced a plan to extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million workers in 2016.  
A hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. That's why I'm announcing my plan to extend overtime protections. https://t.co/MrV56vTNa9
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 30, 2015
Check out a fact sheet about the announcement to learn more. 
The proposed overtime rule has people talking. Here’s what they have to say:
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On June 30, World to Add its 26th Leap Second Since 1972

Tue, 2015-06-30 13:59

For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely than any human-made clock. But the invention of super-accurate atomic clocks more than 60 years ago demonstrated that the earth's rotation rate is, in fact, changing by tiny amounts every day.

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The American Immigration Equation: Courage + Opportunity > Risk

Tue, 2015-06-30 09:02

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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Fulfilling the American Dream

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:39

“E Pluribus Unum:" out of many, one.   That is the Latin phrase handed down from our forefathers and inscribed on the coins and currency that pass through our fingers daily.  In recognition of that motto, I held a quarter up to the scores of men and women whom I had the honor of addressing at the induction ceremony for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in Dallas, Texas, on June 18.  
As I looked out to the audience, I could see the diverse group of newly minted U.S. citizens ready to be part of a spectacular “one.” 

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses U.S. Competitiveness at Foreign Policy Magazine Forum

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:25

Recently, Secretary Pritzker sat down with David Rothkopf, CEO of Foreign Policy Magazine, to discuss the importance of U.S. competitiveness in global markets. The discussion was part of a day-long “Competitiveness Forum” hosted by Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday, June 25. The event provided the opportunity for key voices from the Administration, think tanks, media, and private sector to comment on ways to improve U.S. competitiveness.
 

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On Trade, Here’s What the President Signed into Law:

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:55

Congress passed two bills that will help rewrite the rules for our trade policy: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance. Today, President Obama signed them into law. 

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Delivering on a Dream: The ConnectED Story

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:28

 

It was one of those impromptu meetings that could only happen in a hallway.

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On the Other Side of the Camp

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:15

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay

Sat, 2015-06-27 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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