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Weekly Address: Reaching a Comprehensive and Long-Term Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Sat, 2015-04-04 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah, April 3, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Celebrating Passover at the White House

Fri, 2015-04-03 22:23

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder dinner in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 3, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Continuing Our Focus on Solar Energy

Fri, 2015-04-03 18:51

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Today, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, Utah to host a roundtable on clean energy, tour solar installations on the base, and talk about the importance of clean energy jobs.
With the United States generating 20 times more solar electricity than when the President took office, we’ve made substantial progress -- and in his remarks today, the President announced more actions to drive growth in the solar industry while supporting our nation's veterans.
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Week in Review: A Historic Announcement on Iran, a Dedication in Boston, and a Commitment to Fairness

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:49

This week, the President made a historic announcement on Iran, helped dedicate the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, granted 22 commutations for those impacted by unjust and outdated drug sentencing laws, traveled to Louisville to see a job training program in action, and held a roundtable in Utah about the importance of solar energy.
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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The Employment Situation in March

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:34

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter.

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At the Crossroads of Health Care and Innovation

Fri, 2015-04-03 00:00

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at the Department of Health and Human Services. It originally appeared on the...

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Innovative Job-Training Programs Are Important. Here's Why:

Thu, 2015-04-02 20:48

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Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discuss how high-quality job-training programs are critical to the growth of our nation's economy, and the expansion of pathways to the middle class.

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A Message from President Obama: Preventing Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon

Thu, 2015-04-02 20:17

President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list laying out how today's historic understanding with Iran will prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon. Didn't see it in your inbox? Sign up to get email updates here. 

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Happy 5th Birthday, West Wing Week!

Thu, 2015-04-02 12:00

For five straight years, West Wing Week has produced more than 260 episodes covering the Presidency in a way that's never been done before. This week, we're throwing it a 5th birthday party. Enjoy a special, 5th-anniversary edition of West Wing Week!

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8 Small Business Tax Preparation Mistakes to Avoid

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:00

Tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, and mistakes inevitably follow. Tax deductions go unclaimed, paper trails go awry and costly surprises can result.
Here are eight of...

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