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Roundup: Editorial Boards from Around the Country Call on America to Lead on Trade

April 21, 2015

Trade has been central to our resurgence, contributing nearly one-third of our economic growth in the recovery and supporting 11.7 million American export-related jobs in 2014 alone. As we observe this growth, we're also in a race to secure a trade deal with countries in the Asia Pacific -- the fastest-growing markets in the world. These nations and others that would be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) received 62 percent of American exports in 2014.

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Join Us: White House Demo Day

April 21, 2015

In April, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith sent out the following message to the White House email list highlighting the first-ever White House Demo Day, where the President invited a diverse group of entrepreneurs to the White House to share their ideas and stories of their individual innovation journeys. If you didn't get the email, make sure to sign up for email updates here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates.

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Acid Rain, Toxic Leaded Gas, and Widespread Air Pollution? Not Anymore. Thanks to EPA.

April 21, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's blog. See the original post here.
Acid rain. Dangerous DDT. Toxic leaded gas fumes. Rampant air pollution. These environmental challenges once seemed impossible to meet, and they put our nation’s air, water, and land at risk — not to mention our families’ health. The dangers they posed were real, but you probably haven’t heard about them in a while. There’s a good reason for that.
We put smart policies in place to fix them.

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We Don’t Have Time to Wait

April 21, 2015

This is a picture of Taylor Smith from Holly Springs, Georgia, with her sister, Gabrielle.

Taylor Smith (right) with her sister, Gabrielle Smith.

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Rules: Can You and Will You Follow Them as a Franchise Owner?

April 21, 2015

I’ve consulted with a lot of prospective franchise owners over the years. Just about every time I ask the question, “Are you ok with following rules?” the answer has been “yes.” That’s a good...

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Secretary Perez Answers Questions on What the President’s Trade Deal Will Mean for Workers

April 20, 2015

President Obama is currently working with Congress to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most progressive trade deal in history.
The President knows that past trade deals haven’t always lived up to the hype. That’s why he is negotiating a deal that reflects American values: A free and open Internet, fully enforceable environmental standards, fully enforceable labor standards, and much more. 

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Email: Tell Us, What Would You Fight to Protect?

April 20, 2015

This morning, Senior Advisor Brian Deese sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting the President's upcoming trip to the Everglades to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.
Brian also asked readers to get involved and share a National Park or natural space that they would fight to protect from the effects of climate change, and to share it with their friends and followers on social media.
Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

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Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

April 18, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 16, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Obama Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Renzi to the White House

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy participate in a press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 17, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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You’re Invited: Join the Spring 2015 White House Garden Tour

April 17, 2015

This spring, the President and First Lady will once again open up the White House grounds to visitors from across the country for the 2015 Spring Garden tour! The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972, when First Lady Pat Nixon decided to open up the White House gardens twice a year.
And, in keeping with President Obama’s vision to make the White House as transparent and accessible as possible, we are turning the annual Garden Tour into the next in our series of White House Socials.

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