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President Barack Obama meets for lunch with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Earlier this spring, I met with a group of individuals whose sentences were commuted either by President Bush, President Clinton, or myself. They were all at different stages of a new chapter in their lives, but each of their stories was extraordinary.Read More
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented several Commerce Department employees with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PCASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
This piece was originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's Medium channel.
Today we remember the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust — a horror that resulted in the murder of men, women, and children throughout Europe, including 6 million Jews, and millions of Roma and others. 6 million is an impossible number to comprehend. We try to intellectualize the quantity, but we cannot begin to grasp the breadth of humanity behind that figure.
Mandatory arbitration. Just seeing those words can make your eyes glaze over, but what you might not realize is – that’s kind of the point. This tiny phrase, buried in the fine print of hundreds of millions of contracts, is having real consequences on millions of Americans. But the companies who use it have been counting on the fact that it’s just too boring for you to notice.
Not anymore.Read More
As we celebrate National Small Business Week, the strength of America’s small businesses is at the top of our minds. Small businesses are essential to our communities and help to foster innovation...Read More
President Barack Obama sips filtered water from Flint following a roundtable on the Flint water crisis at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016.in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama traveled to Flint, Michigan to hear firsthand from the residents whose lives have been affected by the public health crisis and deliver this message to the Flint community: "I've got your back."
"I will not rest...until every drop of water that flows to your homes is safe to drink and cook with"Read More
As a nine-year-old, problem solving for me took the form of imitating my baseball idols Mark Grace, Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs. Watching a Little League game, I realized...Read More
Each year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services, making it the largest consumer of goods and services in the world. By statute, it must ensure...Read More
Leonard is one of 440,000 veterans who are waiting on decisions on their VA benefits claims. Right now, the VA appeals process is failing veterans, creating years and years of duplicative review that sets veterans back to square one each time new information is added.
Get the details on how the White House is working with the VA and veterans service organizations to fix the process and shorten wait times for veterans.Read More