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Welcoming the G20's Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

Sat, 2014-11-15 11:50

We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and pledged to assist others to achieve needed health security capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.

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Letters to the President: Marla and the Affordable Care Act

Sat, 2014-11-15 11:11

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today

Sat, 2014-11-15 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: #ReadySetEnroll

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:20

It's been a busy week here at the White House. In case you've missed the news, we've got you covered. Speaking of getting covered, have you gotten covered? 

Fact of the Week:

President Obama is setting a new target to cut U.S. carbon pollution by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks National Partner to Help Lead New Program to Boost Job Talent Development Across America

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:15

Are you ready to join us?

Through the “Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for
Talent Development” Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) published today, the U.S.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting proposals for a national partner to help
develop and implement a new learning exchange program that will focus on building
critical public-private partnerships to accelerate job skills development across America.

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Tory Burch

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:00

With a father who designed his own clothes and a mother who
was an actress, fashion was always in Tory Burch’s DNA.

Having worked for world renowned fashion designers including
Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, Burch left her successful career in public
relations to raise her three young children. At age 37, she started the Tory
Burch company at the kitchen table in her Manhattan apartment. Her vision: to
create designs that are both classic and affordable.

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West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, "The Future That We See"

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:02

This week, the President issued a statement on net neutrality, convened both congressional leaders and his Cabinet to discuss the agenda in the years ahead, and dove into an eight-day trip to China, Burma, and Australia to foster deeper relations to countries around the Pacific and open up markets and opportunities for businesses here at home.

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Concludes Trip to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:00

week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews concluded his four-day
trip to Beijing, China for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Summit and the APEC CEO Summit 2014. Deputy Secretary Andrews met with numerous
CEOs and business leaders. He represented the Department of Commerce which
promotes stronger U.S. economic and commercial ties in the Asia-Pacific.

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Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:12

When President Obama founded the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) within the first two months of taking office, he charged us with working to address inequalities and barriers facing women and girls in our schools, workplaces, and throughout American life. And as women’s role in society and our economy continues to evolve and grow, so too has the importance of ensuring that all women and girls succeed, including women and girls of color who often face compounded disparities.

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What They're Saying About the President's Plan to Protect Net Neutrality

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:51

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilites we could barely fathom a generation ago and has provided an equal platform for new generations to define our future. That is why President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the strongest set of rules that will protect the principle of net neutrality and ensure an open and free Internet for all. 

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