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President Obama Provides an Update on the Latest in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:56

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This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.
First, the President relayed to the nation that the American operation in Iraq has effectively protected our personnel by stopping the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the city of Erbil, and by helping Iraqi forces to recapture the largest dam in Iraq:

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The Vice President Swears In Julián Castro as New HUD Secretary

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:25

Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, August 18, 2014. Also pictured are Secretary Castro's wife Erica, and daughter Carina.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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From the Archives: Air Force One and Presidential Air Travel

Mon, 2014-08-18 11:14

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The President of the United States must be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. Fortunately, modern Presidents have access to a variety of transportation options, including flying aboard Air Force One. Strictly speaking, the term “Air Force One” is used to describe any Air Force aircraft when the President is on board, but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to use the title to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief.
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Boots to Business: Helping Veterans Become America’s Future Business Leaders

Mon, 2014-08-18 00:00

The brave men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces are disciplined, goal-oriented leaders who embody the American spirit of determination and hard work. These qualities also...

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Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

Sat, 2014-08-16 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

Sat, 2014-08-16 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Weekly Wrap Up: Iraq and Ferguson, Raising the Wage, and Modernizing Government

Fri, 2014-08-15 16:11

This week, President Obama gave updates on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri; the White House announced progress on raising the minimum wage; and the Administration launched the U.S. Digital Service to help modernize our government.
Check out what else you may have missed this week in our weekly wrap up.

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The Social Security Act Turns 79

Fri, 2014-08-15 16:08

Seventy-nine years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt said, "We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-stricken old age."

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MBDA National Director Concludes Trip Connecting California Minority-Owned Businesses with Commerce Department Resources

Fri, 2014-08-15 15:15

Yesterday, MBDA
National Director Alejandra Castillo concluded her week-long tour of California
where she spoke to local businesses and
community leaders about the Obama Administration’s work to spur continued
economic growth and job creation through support of exporters, entrepreneurs,
and small, women- and minority-owned businesses. 

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West Wing Week 08/15/14 or, "Mikey Goes to Washington"

Fri, 2014-08-15 14:48

Welcome to a special Summer Edition of the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President focused on the developing situations both in Iraq and in our nation's heartland, in Ferguson, Missouri. Also, West Wing Week tagged along for the first few hours and days of one of the newest employees here at the White House, and for the launch of the newly created U.S. Digital Service. That's August 8-15 or, "Mikey Goes to Washington."

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