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2015 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Mon, 2015-02-02 14:46

Last week, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in
partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
announced the 2015 Hall of Fame
inductees. These visionary inventors each patented inventions that revolutionized their industries and
changed people’s lives. Of the fourteen new inductees, seven will be honored

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Why Republicans in Congress Should Not Play Politics with the Security of the American People:

Mon, 2015-02-02 14:16

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"It's not the end of the world." That's what one Republican Congressman thinks of his colleagues' plan to let funding expire for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- one of the chief agencies responsible for the safety and security of the American people. 
Today, in a speech at DHS headquarters, President Obama directly addressed this threat from the Republican-led Congress: 

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5 New Things About the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget:

Mon, 2015-02-02 13:47

The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 stipulated that each year, the President must submit his budget request for the following fiscal year to Congress.
According to current law:
On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February of each year, the President shall submit a budget of the United States Government for the following fiscal year.

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The 2016 Budget: How We’re Using New Open Government Tools

Sun, 2015-02-01 17:05

Each year, after the President's State of the Union address, the Office of Management and Budget releases the Administration's Fiscal Year budget, offering proposals on key priorities and newly announced initiatives. This year, we did things a little differently, from our expanded and enhanced State of the Union coverage to our interview with YouTube creators -- and we wanted to do the same with the budget.

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Weekly Address: A Path Towards a Thriving Middle Class

Sat, 2015-01-31 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

January 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Week in Review: A Trip to India, Protecting the Arctic, and More Precise Medicine

Fri, 2015-01-30 18:29

This week, the President traveled to India, launched the new Precision Medicine Initiative, and called on Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Find out more about the past week at the White House in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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Chart of the Week: Businesses Are Ready to Hire More Americans Now Than at Any Point Since 2001

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:20

Six years after the financial crisis, America’s resurgence is real and beginning to touch more and more lives across the country. As the President said, “With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from the recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.”   
America’s businesses are already setting pen to paper, creating jobs in burgeoning industries at a breakneck pace. In fact, there are more open jobs today than at any point since 2001.

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The White House Honors the 2015 School Counselor of the Year

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:14

First Lady Michelle Obama and actor and singer Connie Britton, right, applaud as Counselor of the Year Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., delivers remarks during the Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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A New Flood Standard for Federal Investments Will Help Communities Weather Climate Change, Extreme Storms

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:30

The view from aerial tour of Hurricane Sandy damage of New Jersey's barrier beaches, Nov. 18, 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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More than 4.26 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in October 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.26 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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