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Weekly Address: It's Time to Help Women and Working Families

Sat, 2014-11-01 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Six Quotes to Read: The President's Remarks in Providence

Fri, 2014-10-31 19:07

Today, the President headed to Rhode Island College in Providence to continue his focus on our economy’s progress and how we can build on it by expanding opportunity for women and working families. While there, he sat down with a few working parents, small business owners, students, and faculty for a roundtable discussion about policies that could help working families right now and continue to grow our economy -- and then he delivered remarks on campus.
Here are six quotes you need to read from what he had to say. Take a look, share your favorites, and read his full remarks here.

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Secretary Pritzker and Canadian Partners Discuss Increasing Investments on Both Sides of the Border

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:10

During a two day trip to Ottawa and Toronto, Canada,
Secretary Penny Pritzker met with Canadian Minister of Industry James Moore and
Minister of International Trade Ed Fast to discuss U.S. – Canada trade
relations and ways our countries can enhance commercial and economic

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Weekly Wrap Up: It’s Time for #EqualPay

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:41

This week at the White House, we explained what "78 cents for every dollar" means, spoke about America’s response to Ebola, and cooked with students in the White House Kitchen. To find out more about other events this week, be sure to check out the rest of the White House blog.

Photo of the Week:


Another picturesque early evening on the South Lawn of the White House.
Een foto die is geplaatst door Pete Souza (@petesouza) op

Okt 10, 2014 at 3:19 PDT

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More than 4.05 Million Records Released

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that -- for the first time in history -- White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House released visitor records that were generated in July 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.05 million -- all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Kicking Off Military Family Month

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:45

Throughout our history, members of our military have put their lives on the line to defend our country and preserve our security. While this requires a tremendous personal sacrifice, it is also important to recognize the unyielding love and support that their families provide every step of the way to make this sacrifice possible. As a proud military mom myself, I know that when you have a family member who is in the military, the whole family serves too.

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Chart of the Week: In 2014, Women Continue to Earn Less Than Men

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:32

We live in a world where women play a foundational role in the strength and growth of our economy.  
Today, women are the primary breadwinners in more households than ever before. They're graduating from college and graduate school at higher rates than men, and account for almost half of all students in law, businesses and medical school. From doctors and dentists to managers and scientists, women in today’s world are increasingly entering what were once male-dominated occupations.

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Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:52

Five years ago this month, President Obama signed his Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, setting new energy, climate, and environmental targets for federal agencies. The targets are aggressive, but under the President’s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

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What You Need to Know About New Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs

Thu, 2014-10-30 17:24

Yesterday, the Administration announced new regulations to protect students at career colleges from ending up with student loan debt that they cannot pay. The new rules will ensure that career colleges improve outcomes for students -- or risk losing access to federal student aid.

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West Wing Week: 10/31/14 or, "Giving and Sharing"

Thu, 2014-10-30 17:22

This week, the President continued to address the ongoing federal response to Ebola, worked to spur the growth of manufacturing and boost preparedness for natural disasters, and invited some of our youngest scientists and oldest veterans to the White House.

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