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Here's What a Medal of Honor Presentation at the White House Looks Like:

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:54

This afternoon at the White House, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for their actions in Vietnam.
Most Americans know that the Medal of Honor is the highest military award that a member of the U.S. armed forces can receive -- but what goes into the actual award ceremony at the White House?

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U.S. Commerce Department Releases Data on Nation's Growing Hispanic Population to Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:12

To kickoff the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau recently released a range of updated statistics describing the demograhic state of the nation's Latino population.  In September 1968,
Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic
Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.
Congress expanded the observance in 1989 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 –
Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain,

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Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:00

Six years ago today, Wall Street was rocked by a financial crisis that culminated in the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, the largest in U.S. history. The financial crisis resulted in the longest and deepest recession the American economy had experienced in 60 years. While more work remains to continue digging out of the deep hole that was left by the crisis, this week offers a chance to reflect on the significant progress that has been made since then in strengthening the economy and reforming the financial sector.

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When to Get Small Business Advice from the Pros

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00

What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true for small business owners, who need to comply with a myriad of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Getting...

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Dr. Jill Biden Cheers on Team USA at the Invictus Games in London

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:38

Leading a Presidential Delegation, Dr. Jill Biden traveled to London this weekend to join athletes representing the United States at the Invictus Games -- an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. "These games really show the spirit of the military and how they persevere and their resilience," Dr. Biden said.
Watch as Dr. Biden cheers on these amazing athletes:

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Vice President Biden: "20 years ago today"

Sat, 2014-09-13 18:57

Today, the following message was sent from Vice President Biden on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to those signed up to receive updates from the White House.
Didn't get the email? Make sure you're signed up to receive updates from the White House and senior Administration officials.

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Continuing the Conversation: VAWA at 20

Sat, 2014-09-13 09:00

President Barack Obama signs S. 47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” (VAWA), which reauthorizes several Violence Against Women Act grant programs through FY 2018; and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through FY 2017, in the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., March 7, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL

Sat, 2014-09-13 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House.

September 12, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: September 6-12

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:28

This week, President Obama spoke about the threat posed by ISIL and commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we marked the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the First Lady hosted a "prep" rally in Atlanta.
Check out what else you may have missed this week in our weekly wrap up.

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Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Fri, 2014-09-12 18:52

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This morning at the White House, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program's newest members.
Across the country today, thousands of people took the pledge to be AmeriCorps members. Since AmeriCorps' inception in 1994, 900,000 Americans have served in the program and have committed 1.2 billion hours of service.

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