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The White House Celebrates Entrepreneurs Around the World

May 11, 2015

This afternoon at the Global Entrepreneurship meeting, President Obama welcomed emerging entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to the White House to honor their achievements in their fields of business.

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What You Told Us: Community College Changes Lives

May 11, 2015

Last week, we asked you to share your thoughts on the President's proposal to make two years of community college free for students who keep their grades up. With community college students making up 40 percent of the Americans enrolled in higher education, the President’s plan is projected to benefit around 9 million students each year – saving the average full-time community college student $3,800 a year in tuition expenses.

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The Faces of Health Care: Sangeeta M.

May 11, 2015

"Thank you for all your efforts in changing our health care system."

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Ending Youth Homelessness

May 08, 2015

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No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to reestablish that footing and end youth homelessness nationwide.

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"We've Got to Learn the Right Lessons": President Obama Explains His Vision on Trade at Nike

May 08, 2015

On a beautiful, sunny day just outside Portland, Oregon, the President dropped by Nike headquarters to talk about the impact his trade deal -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- will have on American businesses, large and small. 

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West Wing Week: 05/08/2015 or, “Viva Los Estados Unidos!”

May 08, 2015

This week, the President visited Lehman College in New York City for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, taped an episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration, announced his nominee for the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and presented the 2014 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. That’s May 1st to May 7th, or “Viva Los Estados Unidos!”

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Email from Tom Hanks: "What Chabot College Did for Me"

May 08, 2015

This morning, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks sent the following message to the White House email list, recalling his time at Chabot College — a community college in Hayward, California. In his email, Tom explains how Chabot College made him who he is today, and why community college should be an option for more hardworking Americans.
If you agree with him, tell us why you think community college should be available to more Americans — using this form or the hashtag #CommunityCollege. (And if you didn't get his email, sign up for email updates here.)

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What Community College Has Meant to This Class of 2015:

May 08, 2015

Today, President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Lake Area Tech Community College in Watertown, South Dakota. It's the 50th state he's visited as President and, as many in town are saying, he saved the best for last. 
The President wants to make two years of community college free for responsible students, a move that would benefit roughly 9 million students and save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average. 

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Asked and Answered: A World War II Veteran Writes the President

May 08, 2015

We periodically feature an exchange between the President and an American who wrote him. Check back soon for more — and if you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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The Employment Situation in April

May 08, 2015

The economy added 223,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent—the lowest since May 2008—and the participation rate ticked up. This report largely reflects the ongoing recovery, but jobs in April were likely also boosted by a temporary bounce-back from winter weather. Notwithstanding the substantial progress our economy has made, it is critical to continue the overall momentum and further strengthen wage growth. That is why the President is pursuing policies including opening new markets for U.S.

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