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As a nation, we pause this February to honor Black History Month and all those who came before us. Throughout February, the White House will pay tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s greatest historical giants, while also taking time to highlight stories from those whose contributions aren’t always captured in the telling of our nation’s history.
When I worked as an employee, exhibiting at tradeshows was part of my job. But since I was usually a speaker and schmoozer, I didn’t really deal with the nitty-gritty like setting up the booth,...Read More
President Barack Obama meets with Clarence Jones, who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. on the “I Have a Dream" speech, and guests in the Oval Office, Feb. 2, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Earlier this afternoon, President Obama welcomed Clarence B. Jones — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s personal attorney and advisor — to the White House.
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena presents President Barack Obama with a team jersey during an event to welcome the 2014 National Hockey League Champion Los Angeles Kings and the 2014 Major League Soccer Cup Champion LA Galaxy, and to honor the teams on winning their Championship titles, in the East Room of the White House.
February 2, 2015.
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"Thank you again for the Affordable Care Act...I am truly grateful."
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Last week, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in
partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
announced the 2015 Hall of Fame
inductees. These visionary inventors each patented inventions that revolutionized their industries and
changed people’s lives. Of the fourteen new inductees, seven will be honored
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"It's not the end of the world." That's what one Republican Congressman thinks of his colleagues' plan to let funding expire for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- one of the chief agencies responsible for the safety and security of the American people.
Today, in a speech at DHS headquarters, President Obama directly addressed this threat from the Republican-led Congress:
The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 stipulated that each year, the President must submit his budget request for the following fiscal year to Congress.
According to current law:
On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February of each year, the President shall submit a budget of the United States Government for the following fiscal year.
Each year, after the President's State of the Union address, the Office of Management and Budget releases the Administration's Fiscal Year budget, offering proposals on key priorities and newly announced initiatives. This year, we did things a little differently, from our expanded and enhanced State of the Union coverage to our interview with YouTube creators -- and we wanted to do the same with the budget.
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
January 30, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)Read More