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The Clean Power Plan: Myths and Facts

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:56

Today, as part of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single-largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The Clean Power Plan is an historic step in the fight against climate change. It sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, while creating tens of thousands of jobs.

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What the Clean Power Plan Means For America

Mon, 2015-08-03 09:35

 
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BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most...
Posted by The White House on Saturday, August 1, 2015

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6 Factors In Effective Business Signage

Mon, 2015-08-03 00:00

What’s the first thing that prospective customers see when they approach your business? Your signage tells them where you are, draws their attention and attracts them into your business (or...

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Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Sat, 2015-08-01 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon).

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Innovative Research Helps Emergency Responders Better Communicate While Indoors

Fri, 2015-07-31 15:43

Nearly everyone is familiar with the need to step outside a building to complete a wireless call. Modern building materials, such as aluminum, steel and even specially-coated window glass, significantly reduce or even block wireless signals.
While it might be inconvenient for your average mobile device user, it could become a matter of life or death for an emergency first responder. Police officers and firefighters cannot stop what they are doing to leave a building in order to communicate during a time of crisis.

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More than 4.67 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-07-31 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 April 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.67 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Our 4 Favorite (Gif) Moments from this Week's Episode of West Wing Week: 07/31/15 or, "Jambo Kenya"

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:13

Here's something not enough people know about: Every week, a team of White House videographers puts together a short episode encapsulating what the President did that week -- who he met with, where he traveled, and all sort of other fun moments in between.

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Supporting Vibrant Native American Communities

Fri, 2015-07-31 10:24

When Secretary Pritzker declared that the Department of Commerce is “open for business,” she meant that this agency would be on the side of all businesses across our country – including Native American entrepreneurs, business owners, workers, tribal governments, and families.

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The Faces of Health Care: Carol W.

Fri, 2015-07-31 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Carol is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"Last December I was diagnosed with leukemia. Thank G-d, I am in remission now."

A lifelong musician, Carol lost her insurance upon retirement. But she was able to sign up for Medicare at age 65.
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Secretary Pritzker Talks Digital Economy and Innovation with EU

Thu, 2015-07-30 15:26

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Brussels, where she engaged European Union leaders in discussions on the transatlantic digital economy. This visit followed the EU’s May announcement of an ambitious set of reforms to tackle internal barriers to e-commerce and online services and foster growth in the continent’s digital economy.

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