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Déjà Vu: L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy Celebrate Championship Seasons at the White House -- Again

February 02, 2015

Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena presents President Barack Obama with a team jersey during an event to welcome the 2014 National Hockey League Champion Los Angeles Kings and the 2014 Major League Soccer Cup Champion LA Galaxy, and to honor the teams on winning their Championship titles, in the East Room of the White House.

February 2, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Darlene W.

February 02, 2015

"Thank you again for the Affordable Care Act...I am truly grateful."

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2015 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

February 02, 2015

Last week, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in
partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
announced the 2015 Hall of Fame
inductees. These visionary inventors each patented inventions that revolutionized their industries and
changed people’s lives. Of the fourteen new inductees, seven will be honored
posthumously. 

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Why Republicans in Congress Should Not Play Politics with the Security of the American People:

February 02, 2015

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"It's not the end of the world." That's what one Republican Congressman thinks of his colleagues' plan to let funding expire for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- one of the chief agencies responsible for the safety and security of the American people. 
Today, in a speech at DHS headquarters, President Obama directly addressed this threat from the Republican-led Congress: 

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5 New Things About the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget:

February 02, 2015

The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 stipulated that each year, the President must submit his budget request for the following fiscal year to Congress.
According to current law:
On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February of each year, the President shall submit a budget of the United States Government for the following fiscal year.

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The 2016 Budget: How We’re Using New Open Government Tools

February 01, 2015

Each year, after the President's State of the Union address, the Office of Management and Budget releases the Administration's Fiscal Year budget, offering proposals on key priorities and newly announced initiatives. This year, we did things a little differently, from our expanded and enhanced State of the Union coverage to our interview with YouTube creators -- and we wanted to do the same with the budget.

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Weekly Address: A Path Towards a Thriving Middle Class

January 31, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

January 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Week in Review: A Trip to India, Protecting the Arctic, and More Precise Medicine

January 30, 2015

This week, the President traveled to India, launched the new Precision Medicine Initiative, and called on Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Find out more about the past week at the White House in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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Chart of the Week: Businesses Are Ready to Hire More Americans Now Than at Any Point Since 2001

January 30, 2015

Six years after the financial crisis, America’s resurgence is real and beginning to touch more and more lives across the country. As the President said, “With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from the recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.”   
America’s businesses are already setting pen to paper, creating jobs in burgeoning industries at a breakneck pace. In fact, there are more open jobs today than at any point since 2001.

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The White House Honors the 2015 School Counselor of the Year

January 30, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama and actor and singer Connie Britton, right, applaud as Counselor of the Year Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., delivers remarks during the Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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