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President Obama Just Called Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard. Listen to Their Call:

Wed, 2014-07-02 19:05

The President just called U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard to commend them on their team's performance during the 2014 World Cup.
Take a look and listen in:

"You guys did us proud."
--President Barack Obama, 7/2/2014

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Find Out How Expanding Medicaid Will Help People in Your State:

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:47

Twenty-four states still haven't acted to make more struggling families eligible for Medicaid — including many of the states that would benefit most.
Here's why that's a problem: If these states don't opt to expand Medicaid, 5.7 million people won't have access to health insurance coverage in 2016.

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Dispatches with Dr. Biden: Lusaka, Zambia

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:42

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On Tuesday, Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.

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Being Biden Vol. 16: "50 Years Later"

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:01

In the latest installment of Being Biden, the Vice President reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and shares a photo of himself with Representative John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, and other leaders of the civil rights movement.

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The President Heads to D.C.'s Key Bridge to Talk Infrastructure and the Economy

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:04

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama talked about infrastructure and the economy, with Washington, D.C.'s Francis Scott Key Bridge serving as the backdrop.
On a hot and muggy day, the President quickly got down to business, talking about the merits of the Highway Trust Fund, established by Congress in the 1950s, which helps states build and repair roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects across the country.

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What They're Saying Around the Country: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:44

Today, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid, which shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies. 

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Talking Cybersecurity

Wed, 2014-07-02 11:44

Last week, I delivered a keynote speech on cybersecurity at the Garter Security & Risk Management Summit in Maryland.

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Experience the White House Kitchen Garden!

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:21

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Let's Move blog. See the original post here.

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Lutheran Services in America Works to Strengthen Local Communities

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:48

Ed. Note: This post is part of the
Commerce in the Community series highlighting the work of community leaders and
organizations that are strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of
opportunity for all Americans.

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NIST’s Net-Zero House Provides All Energy Needs for Family, Saving Thousands in Utilities

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed
winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on
July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440
miles.*

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