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We Don’t Have Time to Wait

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:29

This is a picture of Taylor Smith from Holly Springs, Georgia, with her sister, Gabrielle.

Taylor Smith (right) with her sister, Gabrielle Smith.

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Rules: Can You and Will You Follow Them as a Franchise Owner?

Tue, 2015-04-21 00:00

I’ve consulted with a lot of prospective franchise owners over the years. Just about every time I ask the question, “Are you ok with following rules?” the answer has been “yes.” That’s a good...

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Secretary Perez Answers Questions on What the President’s Trade Deal Will Mean for Workers

Mon, 2015-04-20 14:55

President Obama is currently working with Congress to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most progressive trade deal in history.
The President knows that past trade deals haven’t always lived up to the hype. That’s why he is negotiating a deal that reflects American values: A free and open Internet, fully enforceable environmental standards, fully enforceable labor standards, and much more. 

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Email: Tell Us, What Would You Fight to Protect?

Mon, 2015-04-20 11:12

This morning, Senior Advisor Brian Deese sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting the President's upcoming trip to the Everglades to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.
Brian also asked readers to get involved and share a National Park or natural space that they would fight to protect from the effects of climate change, and to share it with their friends and followers on social media.
Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

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Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Sat, 2015-04-18 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 16, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Obama Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Renzi to the White House

Fri, 2015-04-17 18:58

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy participate in a press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 17, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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You’re Invited: Join the Spring 2015 White House Garden Tour

Fri, 2015-04-17 18:54

This spring, the President and First Lady will once again open up the White House grounds to visitors from across the country for the 2015 Spring Garden tour! The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972, when First Lady Pat Nixon decided to open up the White House gardens twice a year.
And, in keeping with President Obama’s vision to make the White House as transparent and accessible as possible, we are turning the annual Garden Tour into the next in our series of White House Socials.

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From Work to Home: A Week of Conversations with Working Americans

Fri, 2015-04-17 12:48

From the size of your paychecks to the duration of your paid leave to the amount you pay in taxes, this was a week of conversation about key issues facing American families. President Obama traveled to Charlotte to hold a town hall with working women, honored leading advocates as Champions of Change at the White House, spoke about the importance of making sure a woman receives the same pay as a man for working the same job, and highlighted how his tax plan supports 44 million middle-class families.
In case you missed it, here are a couple highlights from the week.

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West Wing Week: 04/17/15 or, "The Quintessential Sounds"

Fri, 2015-04-17 10:57

This week, the President wrapped up a trip to Panama, held a historic meeting with President Raul Castro of Cuba, grooved with Gospel artists, held a town hall about working families, and kicked off a Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. That's April 10th to April 16th or, "The Quintessential Sounds."

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Champions of Change: Advocating for Working Families

Fri, 2015-04-17 10:02

Yesterday, I was honored to join President Obama and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez in celebrating 12 "Champions of Change" — ordinary people doing extraordinary things! Each helping more working parents and families succeed.

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