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What You Need To Know: The President’s Actions on Immigration

Mon, 2014-11-24 15:17

Everyone knows that our immigration system has been broken for decades. So, like many presidents before him, President Obama is taking new steps to do what he can to fix the system while the country waits for Republicans to Congress to act. 

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In Case You Missed It: A Look at the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Mon, 2014-11-24 15:14

Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chilean journalist and author Isabel Allende during ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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The Faces of Health Care: Amy W.

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:26


"My husband and I own and operate a semi-truck. For the past 3 years, we have been paying $1200 a month for health coverage. Under the ACA exchanges, we found a plan with the same insurer for $89. Plus our deductible went from $10,000 to $300! That is a huge savings!"

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U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates 25th Anniversary of of Technology That Propelled GIS, Digital and Online Mapping into the 21st Century

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:12

Cross-blog post by John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauWhen you think of the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably think of surveys and statistics. But did you know that geography is also a big part of our work? Geography plays an important role in creating surveys and collecting data, and it provides meaning and context for our statistics.

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My Once In a Lifetime Experience as a White House Intern

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:25

Ed. note: Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program. This blog post introduces readers to Huma Shah, a former intern who worked in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the summer of 2014. When asked about her internship experience, Huma writes:

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Helping to Boost Business Development for Native American Entrepreneurs

Mon, 2014-11-24 00:00

Native American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U...

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ZERO: Invented in Babylon and the most basic building block of the digital age, also a core concept in the world of SBIR/STTR

Mon, 2014-11-24 00:00

Note: This blog is Coauthored by Javier Saade, SBA’s Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, Nagesh Rao, Senior Advisor for Investment and Innovation, Manny Oliver-DOE SBIR...

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Real Sales Forecasts Have Curves

Sun, 2014-11-23 00:00

Are you forecasting sales of a startup or a new product? Avoid straight lines. They aren’t realistic. Projections that draw good-looking curves are better than straight lines. That’s because...

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Weekly Address: Immigration Accountability Executive Action

Sat, 2014-11-22 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 21, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama Returns to Las Vegas to Talk Action on Immigration

Fri, 2014-11-21 19:23

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Following his address to the nation last night, President Obama traveled to Las Vegas today to detail the new steps he's taking to start fixing America's broken immigration system.
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