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After the recent financial crisis, traditional banks are more reluctant than ever to fund small businesses. Entrepreneurs need not be discouraged though, as a new trend has emerged in the world of...Read More
Today, farmers, ranchers, and rural communities are more prosperous thanks to strong trade agreements. Foreign markets contribute to more than half of total sales for many American agricultural products. The last six years have been the strongest in history for agricultural exports, and agricultural exports now support more than 1 million good-paying American jobs. Without the expanded trade that came with past trade agreements, the agricultural economy and the American economy as a whole would not be as strong as it is today.
Last month in Camden, New Jersey, President Obama said, “We can’t guarantee everyone’s success, but we do strive to give everyone an equal shot.” That is a responsibility that must belong to all of us, and a commitment we must all share, especially for our most vulnerable citizens.
UPDATE FROM BRIAN DEESE:
After a spirited debate and multiple rounds of voting, the students of Jim Cutting’s fourth-grade class decided on a name befitting a White House raptor:
The students’ reasoning? Well, a political moniker seemed apt, given this young bird’s proclivity for the East Wing. And the name recognizes the visionary leadership of our 16th President and the proximity of the Lincoln Memorial to the White House—all with the added bonus of sneaking in a plug for their school (Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire).
The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...Read More
Today, in a ceremony at the White House, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Sergeant William Shemin and Army Private Henry Johnson for conspicuous gallantry during World War I.
Sergeant Shemin entered the Army on October 2, 1917. He was assigned as a rifleman to Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, which moved from Syracuse, New York to Camp Greene, North Carolina, joining the 4th Infantry Division. The Division arrived in France in May, 1918.
The entire Biden family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all the kindness and compassion that has been shown to our family at this difficult time. Your love and admiration for Beau has touched us beyond measure.
Hallie, Natalie, Hunter, Joe, Jill, Hunter & Ashley
Today, the White House hosted a forum on combating drug-resistant bacteria and enhancing good antibiotic stewardship. The gathering today was an effort to engage in a discussion on the dangers of the overuse of antibiotics, and follows the March release of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a day-long celebration, hosted by my agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite, called the Global City Teams Challenge Expo. It was the culmination of a nine-month challenge to create teams that would use technology to improve communities, but it was clearly more of a beginning than an ending.