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Weekly Wrap Up: October 18-24

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:52

This week, we continued to actively monitor Ebola, invited Americans to participate in a We the People Meet Up, took a look back at the first White House website, and took a critical step to help protect consumers’ financial security.

Photo of the Week

 

President Obama just cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in Illinois.
A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

Oct 10, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT

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After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:17

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Ebola Update from the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:06

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down to share an update on Ebola. Speaking from his office at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Fauci explains how Ebola spreads and what we’re doing to address it in the U.S. and in West Africa.
Take four minutes to get the facts from Dr. Fauci, then pass this video on.

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Welcome to the White House: Then and Now

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:53

Whether you noticed or not, WhiteHouse.gov casually turned 20 this past Tuesday. That’s right – it was two decades ago this week that the very first version of WhiteHouse.gov was introduced to the world by the first term of the Clinton administration.

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Chart of the Week: Catching Up with the Competition on Infrastructure Investment

Fri, 2014-10-24 15:27

In the United States of America, we invest less than 1 percent of our GDP in transportation infrastructure. We rank 28th in the world among advanced nations. We rank 28th in the world. The greatest country in the world ranks 28th in the world. And it costs in every way.
– Vice President Joe Biden

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What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America:

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:09

This post is the first in a new series that will highlight the work happening across the President's cabinet on any given week. Check back each week -- we guarantee you'll learn something that surprises you.

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Of the People: Live from the White House Kitchen

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:46

Last year, we launched “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a virtual field trip series with Discovery Education to give middle and high school students unique access to the White House and Obama administration officials.
On October 29, the “Of the People” series continues with a live cooking demonstration and a discussion about nutrition with Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.
Register now to watch the event live on Wednesday, October 29 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Korean Leaders to Expand Trade and Grow Economic Partnerships

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:34

Earlier
this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with President of
Korea Park Geun-hye, the first female President in South Korea, as well as
Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) Yoon Sang-jick, and Minister
for Health and Welfare, Moon Hyung-pyo. The
meetings with Korean leaders are part of Secretary Pritzker’s trade mission she
is leading with 20 U.S. companies to explore new opportunities for American
firms in the health care and energy sectors. 

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MBDA Business Centers Celebrate MED Week During October

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:05

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Centers across
America celebrated Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, a venue for
minority-owned businesses to access information, tools, and resources to grow
their businesses both domestically and abroad. 

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West Wing Week 10/24/14 or, "A Chip and PIN"

Thu, 2014-10-23 19:05

This week, the President took action to make consumers' credit card transactions more secure, voted early at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center in Chicago, welcomed the new Ebola Response Coordinator on his first day on the job, and talked science and tech with some of his top advisors. That's October 17 to October 23 or, "A Chip and PIN."

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