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More than 4.46 Million Records Released

April 24, 2015

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 January 2015. Today’s release also includes visitor records generated prior to September 16, 2009 that were requested by members of the public in March 2015 pursuant to the White House voluntary disclosure policy.

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From "Forrest Gump" to "Star Wars": 10 Times National Parks Played a Role in Your Favorite Movies

April 24, 2015

There is a long list of Hollywood greats who have acted on the nation’s outdoor stage. From far-away galaxies to jurassic jungles to the rustic Wild West, our epic American landscapes have played just about every role imaginable.
In addition to all they give us environmentally and leisurely, our National Parks and forests continue to bring authenticity to some of our favorite films. In honor of National Parks Week, here's a look at some of the best National Parks and forest cameos in modern cinema.

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Upskilling in America: Meet Two Women Who Upgraded Their Careers

April 24, 2015

Right now, America has more open jobs than at any point since 2008. They pay well and they’re a surefire pathway into the middle class. But not enough hardworking Americans have the right skills to fill them. 
So President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off a new public-private effort to help hardworking Americans get ahead at work through a new initiative called Upskill. Together, employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits are turning entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.

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4 Tips for Coming Up With New Product and Service Ideas

April 24, 2015

Innovation is what keeps our businesses refreshing and growing.  By thinking up new products and/or services to offer, we can:
Stay in step with evolving market demands and trends...

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President Obama Honors the 2015 Super Bowl Champions: The New England Patriots

April 23, 2015

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Today, President Obama welcomed the 2015 Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots, to the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate their 2015 NFL championship.
The event this afternoon honored the NFL champions as part of the President’s broader push to recognize athletes and sports stars for their contributions to their communities and their leadership on and off the field.

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Chart of the Week: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Improves on NAFTA

April 23, 2015

President Obama is the first to say it: Past trade deals haven’t always lived up to the hype.
Coming from Illinois, he saw first-hand how trade could devastate small-town communities as manufacturers moved overseas in search of lower wages. Previous trade deals like NAFTA also failed to put in place tough labor and environmental standards, leaving American workers to fight an uphill battle on an uneven playing field. 

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Empowering Young Minds at the White House

April 23, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama takes questions during the annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" event in the East Room of the White House, April 22, 2015. The First Lady met with children of Executive Office employees, and local young people from the Boys and Girls Club and D.C. Child and Family Services.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Vice President Biden Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Announcing It’s On Us Progress

April 23, 2015

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“Violence against women is not a women’s issue alone. It’s a man’s issue as well… So to all of the guys out there—you have to step up. That’s how we can change the culture on campus and around the country to one that understands no means no.”
– Vice President Biden
Today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vice President Biden is honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by sharing an update on the Administration’s efforts to help combat sexual assault, especially on college and university campuses.

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The President Addresses the Nation on a U.S. Counterterrorism Operation in January:

April 23, 2015

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 23, 2015, regarding the January U.S. Government counterterrorism operation against Al-Qaida that killed hostages Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national held by Al-Qaida, since 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Happy Earth Day: Here's What You Said You're Fighting For

April 22, 2015

Earlier this week, we asked White House email subscribers to share a photo of the outdoors spot that they would fight to protect from the effects of climate change. Today, we sent the following message to the White House email list highlighting some of the amazing responses we received. 
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