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This Day in History: The Magna Carta, a Foundation of Our Democracy

June 15, 2015

Eight hundred years ago today, King John of England sealed the Magna Carta, a groundbreaking legal document that served as the foundation for our constitutional democracy.
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Financial Disclosure Reports Now Available

June 15, 2015

Public Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 278) for White House officials are now available. Interested parties may request reports electronically by completing the application form available here.
Once the application form is submitted, reports will be sent via email in PDF format as quickly as possible. Please call the press office if you have any questions.

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Join a Virtual Stop on the “Lead on Leave” Tour

June 15, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here. 

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Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

June 15, 2015

On Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jill Biden took part in the christening ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The ship is named after former Congresswoman and Navy spouse Gabby Giffords. In the words of Dr. Jill Biden, Gabby is part of “an incredible military family, who gives true meaning to the ideals of honor, courage, and commitment.” Dr. Biden, a proud military mom herself, was asked to be the ship’s sponsor. 

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Newest Class of Commercial Service Officers Sworn-in By Secretary Pritzker

June 15, 2015

Today, in a formal swearing-in ceremony, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker welcomed 27 Foreign Commercial Service officers and one Intellectual Property Attaché from the Patent and Trademark Office to the Commerce team.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  The new officers will use their unique skills to match U.S.

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The Wheels of Urban Innovation Are Turning in The Bronx

June 15, 2015

It was awesome to have participated in the first ever Bronx Tech Summit presented by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at CUNY’s Hostos Community College.  The conversations and panels were wide...

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Weekly Address: Stand Up for American Workers and Pass TAA

June 13, 2015

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

June 12, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Making Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Economy Today

June 12, 2015

American ingenuity has always powered this country and fueled economic growth. Makers, builders, and tinkerers of all stripes have connected far corners of the nation, lit up the night sky, and never wavered in creating solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges of our time.

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Export Success Series: Increasing Opportunities For U.S. Trade In Nicaragua and Guatemala

June 12, 2015

Two Central American countries, Nicaragua and Guatemala, continue to open doors for American companies who are seeking out new markets. The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, helps U.S. companies get started in exporting and increase their sales to new markets around the world. Recently, the U.S. Commercial Service office worked with two companies, Second Frontiers and Battery Concepts, helping them expand sales and services into these important Central American countries.

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See the Drought Briefing the President Received Today -- and the Numbers Behind it:

June 12, 2015

This morning, in the White House Situation Room, the President -- along with several governors and members of his Cabinet -- received a briefing on drought and wildfire preparedness.
We wanted to make sure you saw what he saw, too. Take a look at the briefing the President received this morning here:

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