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President Obama: "We've Reached Havana"

March 21, 2016

President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list to reflect on his historic visit to Cuba. If you didn't get the President's message, sign up for email updates here. 

¡Hola desde Cuba! Michelle, the girls, and I are here in Havana on our first full day in Cuba. Cubans have lined the streets to welcome us, and it’s humbling to be the first U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit a country and a people just 90 miles from our shores.

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President Obama Gets a Phone Call from Pánfilo

March 19, 2016

After multiple failed attempts to reach President Obama, Pánfilo finally succeeded in getting him on the phone ahead of the President's trip to Cuba.

Check out their conversation:

 

Pánfilo conversa con el Presidente Obama

¡Adivina con quién conversó Luis Silva Pánfilo! #ObamaenCuba
Posted by Embajada de Estados Unidos en Cuba on Saturday, March 19, 2016

 

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Merrick Garland, Tutor

March 19, 2016

Charlene Wilburn, an elementary school educator in Washington, D.C., wrote the below message to the White House email list to share why she's proud to see Judge Garland named as President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

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I've been a public elementary school teacher for 29 years. In all that time, I've never known a more dedicated volunteer than Judge Merrick Garland.

That's why it was such a joy to see President Obama name him to serve on the Supreme Court.

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Weekly Address: President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

March 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Judge Garland has earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans through his years of public service. The President made clear that even though we are in the midst of a volatile political season, we should treat the appointment of a Supreme Court justice seriously. The President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Garland a fair hearing and a vote.

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Here Are 55 Editorials Calling for a Hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

March 18, 2016

In just 48 hours, 55 newspaper editorial boards have called on Senate Republicans to do their job and give due consideration to President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.

In an interview with NPR, President Obama laid out what's at stake for our politics as a whole if Republicans obstruct the Supreme Court nomination process:

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Women's History Month

March 18, 2016

The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Pravina Raghavan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce

March 18, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Pravina Raghavan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce
When my parents took the risk to leave everything they knew behind in India and start a new life in the U.S. as graduate students, they never contemplated that their daughter would take a similar risk to expand her horizons many years later.

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Can or Should an IRA Own Your Business?

March 18, 2016

The basic idea is for the IRA or a qualified retirement plan to own the business and you own the IRA or qualified retirement plan, so you indirectly continue to own your business. Some do this...

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6 Tips for a Great Social Media Marketing Campaign

March 17, 2016

Social media can be a huge driver of website traffic, awareness of your brand and, of course, new business leads, and online and offline sales.
Social media can also be a time suck that...

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Expanding Open Data Access through the Commerce Data Usability Project

March 17, 2016

At the beginning of this year, the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) launched the Commerce Data Usability Project (CDUP), a community-driven public-private partnership to help data scientists, programmers and other users to access open knowledge from our open data. Bringing together contributing partners from the private sector, academia and government, CDUP will offer tutorials to illustrate how to use high value datasets from a variety of perspectives. 

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