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Small Business Administration Accelerator Winners Apply Silicon Valley Model Across the Country

Wed, 2014-11-12 10:47

Silicon Valley is synonymous with ground-breaking innovations and market-shaping exports, and I’m not just talking about gadgets and social media apps. The world’s global capital of high technology also produced a game-changing model for empowering entrepreneurs who wish to transform small smart-ups into "the next big thing."

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The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:30

Today in Beijing, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made history by jointly announcing the United States’ and China’s respective targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in the post-2020 period.
This announcement is a unique development in the U.S.-China relationship. The world’s two largest economies, energy consumers, and carbon emitters are reaching across traditional divides and working together to demonstrate leadership on an issue that affects the entire world.

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The Most Tested Among Us: Vice President Biden Pays Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans

Tue, 2014-11-11 19:44

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Veterans Day, in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

November 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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Email from Vice President Biden: "A Sacred Obligation"

Tue, 2014-11-11 17:52

Earlier today, Vice President Biden sent this message to the White House email list in honor of Veterans Day. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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Chart of the Week: The Progress We’ve Made on Ending Veteran Homelessness

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:33

Too many of those who have served our nation in uniform now sleep in our nation’s streets. As Americans, we must uphold our sacred trust with our veterans – and eliminating veteran homelessness is a start to honoring that obligation.

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Dr. Jill Biden on Joining Forces: 'America Has Stepped Up' for Veterans

Tue, 2014-11-11 10:47

Dr. Jill Biden sat down with Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report to talk about our Joining Forces initiative and what businesses and communities can do to support those who have courageously served our nation. This interview originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. You can find the original post here. 

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President Obama Heads to Beijing, Kicking Off Trip to Asia and Australia

Mon, 2014-11-10 20:53

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One to a red carpet welcome on arrival at Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 10, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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A Free and Open Internet: What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

Mon, 2014-11-10 19:09

The Internet is the cornerstone of innovation. It should be open and free -- an equal playing field for entrepreneurs, writers, activists, businesses, for all of us to share ideas and unlock new possibilities that will define our future. President Obama is committed to preserving that freedom, and that is why he laid out a new plan to protect it.
So what’s the plan and what’s the principle behind it? Here are some answers to key questions about net neutrality and what the President is doing to ensure a free and open Internet:  

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President Obama Announces the Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Mon, 2014-11-10 18:20

President Barack Obama delivers remarks and awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to honorees during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013. Honorees are: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, former President Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye (posthumous), Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Sally Ride (posthumous), Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, Patricia Wald, and Oprah Winfrey.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' on Net Neutrality

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:53

This afternoon, Senior Advisor for Technology and Economic Policy David Edelman took to Reddit to answer questions about President Obama's plan to keep the Internet open and free.
The "Ask Me Anything" session followed today's statement by President Obama urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up stronger rules protecting net neutrality. During the Q&A session, David answered a range of questions on this important issue. You can see all of the responses on Reddit, or check out the full Q&A below.

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