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President Obama Helps Dedicate the New Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:58

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, Mass., March 30, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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AmeriCorps Program Improves Childhood Literacy

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:34

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Corporation for National and Community Service's blog. See the original post here.

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Representatives from Every Administration Since 1973 — Including Reagan's — Support This New Trade Agreement:

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:12

Every President has had his own vision of how to move our country forward. So it is certainly a rare occasion when leaders from every single Administration over more than 40 years share the same view. But when it comes to ensuring Americans can compete in the 21st century global economy, officials from the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama administrations know that trade has an important role to play. 

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Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:30

Last summer, the United States paved new pathways for our relationship with Africa by hosting the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Fifty-one African leaders joined President Obama in Washington for a discussion on "Investing in the Next Generation", the theme of the Summit. This gathering resulted in $33 billion dollars in new commitments to support economic growth across Africa, as well as tangible U.S. and African efforts to improve security, promote human rights and good governance, and provide opportunities for Africa’s sizeable youth population.

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Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

Sat, 2015-03-28 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, March 27, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Week in Review: 5 Years of the ACA, Our Fifth Science Fair, and a Talk About the War on Drugs

Fri, 2015-03-27 16:44

This week, the President celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law, hosted students at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair, sat down with the creator of “The Wire” to discuss criminal justice policy, and traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to highlight new actions to crack down on abusive payday lending practices.
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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More than 4.41 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-03-27 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 releases visitor records that were generated in December 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.41 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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West Wing Week: 03/27/2015 or, “The Magic Page”

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:00

This week, the President welcomed to the White House both student filmmakers and student scientists, hosted the Afghan president, and honored the five year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, while the First Lady championed the Let Girls Learn initiative in Japan and Cambodia. That's March 20th to March 26th or, "The Magic Page."

Don't forget to tune in next week for a special, 5th-anniversary edition of West Wing Week:

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Taking Our Nation’s Daughters and Sons to Work

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:54

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Each fourth Thursday of April, millions of children across the country participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. At the White House, we usually celebrate this day by inviting children of employees to join their parents at work for a series of educational activities. The long hours that often accompany being a White House employee can be very demanding on a family, so we like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the children of our staff for sharing their parents with us. 

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NSF SBIR/STTR - Notes from the Road

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:00

Hello from the open road, the southeast leg of the #SBIRRoadTour. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) personnel from...

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