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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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In Case You Missed It: LGBT Pride at the White House

Tue, 2014-07-01 13:19

Yesterday, for the sixth time since taking office, President Obama joined national, state, and local community leaders, business leaders, grassroots activists, elected officials, and others for an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the White House.

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Do You Have A Marketing Plan?

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:19

Does your small business have a marketing plan? A study by Marketo shows that companies with a documented marketing plan are more likely to be satisfied with their marketing efforts. As you might expect, however, smaller companies are less likely than large ones to have marketing plans. Overall, slightly more than one-third of the companies polled don’t have a marketing plan. But only 56 percent of small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) have one, while among companies with over 1,000 employees, 81 percent have one.

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Commerce Co-Hosts Business and Community Partnerships Summit in Denver, Colorado

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:30

Guest blog post Joshua Dickson, Director, Center for
Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Commerce

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