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Weekly Wrap Up: Building Trust Between Communities and Law Enforcement

Fri, 2014-12-05 17:16

It's been a busy week here at the White House. In case you've missed some of our top stories this week, here's a recap.

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President Obama Nominates Ashton Carter as the Next Secretary of Defense

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:54

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This morning, President Obama announced his nomination of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. Carter has been in public service for more than 30 years, and has served in various positions under 11 Secretaries of Defense.

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"It's Time to Go Fly": Successful Launch of Orion Heralds First Step on Journey to Mars

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:39

Ed. note: This post is written by NASA's Steven Siceloff. You can read the original post here.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST.

December 5, 2014.

(by Bill Ingalls/NASA)

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The Employment Situation in November

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:30

Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress take the basic steps needed to fund the government and avoid creating disruptive and counterproductive fiscal uncertainty.

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Innovation Support is in Demand

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:00

Julie Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

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House Republicans Vote to Make Immigration System Worse, Not Better

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00

Eighteen months after the Senate passed a comprehensive, commonsense bill on immigration reform with bipartisan support; House Republicans still don’t have a plan to fix our broken system. Instead, House Republicans passed a bill this week that intends to reverse steps the President took to hold undocumented immigrants accountable and prioritize our safety as a nation.

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Small Businesses Drive U.S. Job Recovery

Fri, 2014-12-05 00:00

Talk about a good news Friday.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that our economy added 321,000 jobs in November. That’s 57 consecutive months we’ve added jobs – the longest...

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Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government?

Fri, 2014-12-05 00:00

There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting,...

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West Wing Week: 12/05/14 or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer"

Thu, 2014-12-04 21:10

This week, the President got a head start on his Small Business Saturday shopping, took action to build trust between communities and local police, got a firsthand look at the ground-breaking scientific research behind the American-made Ebola vaccine candidate now in clinical trials, hosted the annual Tribal Nations Conference and the second-ever College Opportunity Summit, and last but not least, helped light the National Christmas Tree. That's November 28th to December 4th or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer.

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College Opportunity Day of Action: Ensuring There’s No Limit to What We Can Achieve

Thu, 2014-12-04 19:20

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House College Opportunity Day of Action summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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