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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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This Week in History: How Our National Anthem Was Born

Fri, 2014-09-12 18:01

Frances Scott Key was a 35-year-old Washington lawyer who'd been opposed to America's entry into the War of 1812 from the beginning. But on the evening of September 13, 1814, he found himself watching as a prisoner on a sailing ship deck as the ships of the world's mightiest navy rained shot and shell down on Fort McHenry, a small fort protecting the city of Baltimore.

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“You Are the Best of America”: Dr. Jill Biden on the U.S. Team Competing in the Invictus Games

Fri, 2014-09-12 15:03

At the Naval Observatory last week, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a barbecue for the athletes representing the United States in the Invictus Games, an inspirational sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.  
In her welcoming remarks, Dr. Biden said, "this barbecue is not just a way to celebrate your achievements in making the U.S. Team, it is also a small way of saying thank you—to our heroes—thank you for your service and your sacrifice."
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DOT's TIGER Is on the Prowl, Solving Transportation Challenges Nationwide

Fri, 2014-09-12 14:51

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx makes a TIGER grant announcement in Asheville, N.C., September 12, 2014.

(by Katie Bailey/Asheville Citizen-Times)

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