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What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America:

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:09

This post is the first in a new series that will highlight the work happening across the President's cabinet on any given week. Check back each week -- we guarantee you'll learn something that surprises you.

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Of the People: Live from the White House Kitchen

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:46

Last year, we launched “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a virtual field trip series with Discovery Education to give middle and high school students unique access to the White House and Obama administration officials.
On October 29, the “Of the People” series continues with a live cooking demonstration and a discussion about nutrition with Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.
Register now to watch the event live on Wednesday, October 29 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Korean Leaders to Expand Trade and Grow Economic Partnerships

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:34

this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with President of
Korea Park Geun-hye, the first female President in South Korea, as well as
Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) Yoon Sang-jick, and Minister
for Health and Welfare, Moon Hyung-pyo. The
meetings with Korean leaders are part of Secretary Pritzker’s trade mission she
is leading with 20 U.S. companies to explore new opportunities for American
firms in the health care and energy sectors. 

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MBDA Business Centers Celebrate MED Week During October

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:05

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Centers across
America celebrated Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, a venue for
minority-owned businesses to access information, tools, and resources to grow
their businesses both domestically and abroad. 

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West Wing Week 10/24/14 or, "A Chip and PIN"

Thu, 2014-10-23 19:05

This week, the President took action to make consumers' credit card transactions more secure, voted early at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center in Chicago, welcomed the new Ebola Response Coordinator on his first day on the job, and talked science and tech with some of his top advisors. That's October 17 to October 23 or, "A Chip and PIN."

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We the People Meetup: Inviting Users to Celebrate Three Years of White House Petitions

Thu, 2014-10-23 17:52

We're excited to be hosting @wethepeople users here at the @WhiteHouse for the #WTPMeetUp today!
— WeThePeople (@wethepeople) October 23, 2014
On September 22, 2011, we launched We the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government around issues they care about. Since then, more than 15 million users have participated, collecting more than 22 million signatures on more than 360,000 petitions. And to celebrate its third birthday, we hosted our first-ever meetup for We the People users and petition creators right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Happy Birthday! USDA Celebrates WIC Program Anniversary, Accomplishments

Thu, 2014-10-23 15:51

Ed. Note: This is cross-posted on the Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.

New moms participate in a group discussion with WIC counselor.

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The New We the People Write API, and What It Means for You:

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:24

The White House petitions platform, We the People, just became more accessible and open than ever before. We are very excited to announce the launch of the "write" version of the Petitions Application Programming Interface, or "API."

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Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the White House Website 20 Years Ago

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:20

The White House launched its first website twenty years ago, creating new ways for Americans to find information about and interact with the President and the Executive Branch.

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5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00

Are you thinking about starting a business?
If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for...

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