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Weekly Wrap Up: Astronauts, "Inversions," and the VP and a White Board

Fri, 2014-07-25 19:02

This week, some astronauts stopped by the White House (hint: think 1969), we talked about "inversions" (more on that later), the President awarded the Medal of Honor, and the Vice President got a marker and white board and gave us a little bit of history on our nation's infrastructure.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

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West Wing Week 07/25/14 or, "The Irrefutable Rightness of Your Cause"

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:53

This week, the President introduced a historic Executive Action for LGBT rights, continued to address the ongoing conflicts in the Ukraine and Gaza, hosted a town hall in support of his My Brother's Keeper Initiative, and traveled to California to deliver his response to some very striking letters he'd received ... in person. 

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West Wing Week 07/25/14 or, "The Irrefutable Rightness of Your Cause"

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:53

This week, the President introduced a historic Executive Action for LGBT rights, continued to address the ongoing conflicts in the Ukraine and Gaza, hosted a town hall in support of his My Brother's Keeper Initiative, and traveled to California to deliver his response to some very striking letters he'd received ... in person. 

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Commerce Joins Federal Partners to Present Job Training Programs Review

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:56

Guest Blog
Post by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

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Commerce Joins Federal Partners to Present Job Training Programs Review

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:56

Guest Blog
Post by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

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What You Missed: A Tumblr Q&A with Valerie Jarrett on Expanding Opportunity for the LGBT Community

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:28

This afternoon, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, took to Tumblr to answer some of your questions on the President's newest Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. She also answered your questions on marriage equality, bullying prevention, Star Wars, and more.
If you missed the live event, you can check out a full recap right here:
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U.S.-Africa Business Success Stories: A Kodak Moment: How the Department of Commerce Brokered a Deal between Eastman Kodak and an Egyptian Bank

Fri, 2014-07-25 16:47

Ed. Note: This post is part of the U.S.-Africa
Business Success Stories series highlighting the work of the Department of
Commerce to strengthen the economic relationship between U.S. and African
businesses. This series will lead up to the U.S. Africa Business Forum on
August 5th, which will convene African heads of state and government to meet
with President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to
discuss trade and investment opportunities for African heads of government and
American business leaders.

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A Call Answered: Unlocking America's Cell Phones

Fri, 2014-07-25 16:12

Last year, over 114,000 of you made your voice heard and petitioned the Administration to restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs. 
It's common sense, good for competition and innovation, and essential to consumers.  That's why the Administration declared last March that "It's time to legalize cell phone unlocking," and today the President commended Congress for doing just that:

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A Call Answered: Unlocking America's Cell Phones

Fri, 2014-07-25 16:12

Last year, over 114,000 of you made your voice heard and petitioned the Administration to restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs. 
It's common sense, good for competition and innovation, and essential to consumers.  That's why the Administration declared last March that "It's time to legalize cell phone unlocking," and today the President commended Congress for doing just that:

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Celebrating 24 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:25

Tomorrow marks the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -- a landmark law that transformed American society for people with disabilities. It provided for full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for those of us living with disabilities, and also provided Americans with disabilities with legal remedies to safeguard all of those rights.
Watch the President’s ADA anniversary message below:

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Read the President’s proclamation in support of the anniversary here.
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