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U.S. Census Bureau Data Shows Gulf Coast’s Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Mon, 2015-08-24 16:39

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast, forever altering the lives of many of its residents. As we pause to reflect on the impact of the storm, we can see a story of recovery told through Census Bureau statistics on population, housing and businesses.

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One Veteran's Perspective on the Iran Deal

Mon, 2015-08-24 13:03

This morning, Congressman Seth Moulton sent the following message to the White House email list to share why, as a combat veteran, he supports the Iran deal. You can learn more about the historic deal here:

I was in the first company of Marines to enter Baghdad in 2003.


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We Need Your Voice (and Nominations) for the Summit on Worker Voice

Mon, 2015-08-24 13:02

America is at its strongest when we work together to build prosperity that all of us contribute to and share. We are our best when the working men and women who are engines of economic growth are true partners in industry and innovation, with a robust voice in their workplaces. That’s why, last week, President Obama announced his intention to host a White House Summit on Worker Voice on October 7.

Now, we need your help finding workers, employers, and organizers from across the country to join this conversation.

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Natural Capital in the Big Apple: Upcoming Roundtable Set for Columbia University’s Earth Institute

Mon, 2015-08-24 11:34

Hosted by the Commerce Department, the third natural capital business roundtable in a series focusing on coastal regions is set to take place September 18th at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The three target industries for the day-long New York City meeting will be financial services, real estate development/construction, and re/insurance.

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A New Kind of Media Using Government Data

Mon, 2015-08-24 09:54

Guest blog post by Eric Newburger, Senior Scientist for Data Training, Office of the Chief Data Officer
MSNBC has published a data-heavy story collection that takes advantage of the internet’s power to communicate not only faster, but in different and meaningful ways.  “The Geography of Poverty” combines narrative, data graphics, and photo-essay content through an interface so seamless as to be almost invisible.

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Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Responsible Budget

Sat, 2015-08-22 06:00

In this week's address, the President spoke to the economic progress that our country has made, from 13 million new jobs created over the past five and a half years, to 17 states raising the minimum wage. Congress needs to do its part to continue to help grow the economy, but instead left town last month with a great deal undone.

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Next Steps in Developing the Precision Medicine Initiative

Fri, 2015-08-21 19:48

The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is dedicated to enabling a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that will lead to the development of individualized, tailored treatments for patients. This vision will allow everyone to become an active participant in scientific discovery – furthering an open and inclusive model for better recruitment of and partnership with research participants. Why is this so important? We have seen incredible innovations in health care, and central to many of those advances have been people participating in research.

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West Wing Week: 8/21/15 or, "A Look Ahead"

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:00

Last week, we took you behind the scenes of some of the summer's most momentous White House moments. This week, we'll preview some of the exciting events on the President's schedule in the weeks to come.

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The 10 New Resilience AmeriCorps Cities Selected for Its Climate Resilience Pilot Program

Thu, 2015-08-20 17:57

We know that when it comes to action on climate change, some of the best work is happening in small towns and big cities across the country. 

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Portland is PDX, Beervana and Bridgetown

Thu, 2015-08-20 15:08

The SBIR Road Tour continues and the stop in Seattle on August 19 was a great success with entrepreneurs, innovator and capital pools talking about cutting-edge technology and scientific...

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