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The Faces of Health Care: Sangeeta M.

May 11, 2015

"Thank you for all your efforts in changing our health care system."

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Ending Youth Homelessness

May 08, 2015

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No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to reestablish that footing and end youth homelessness nationwide.

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"We've Got to Learn the Right Lessons": President Obama Explains His Vision on Trade at Nike

May 08, 2015

On a beautiful, sunny day just outside Portland, Oregon, the President dropped by Nike headquarters to talk about the impact his trade deal -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- will have on American businesses, large and small. 

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West Wing Week: 05/08/2015 or, “Viva Los Estados Unidos!”

May 08, 2015

This week, the President visited Lehman College in New York City for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, taped an episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration, announced his nominee for the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and presented the 2014 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. That’s May 1st to May 7th, or “Viva Los Estados Unidos!”

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Email from Tom Hanks: "What Chabot College Did for Me"

May 08, 2015

This morning, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks sent the following message to the White House email list, recalling his time at Chabot College — a community college in Hayward, California. In his email, Tom explains how Chabot College made him who he is today, and why community college should be an option for more hardworking Americans.
If you agree with him, tell us why you think community college should be available to more Americans — using this form or the hashtag #CommunityCollege. (And if you didn't get his email, sign up for email updates here.)

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What Community College Has Meant to This Class of 2015:

May 08, 2015

Today, President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Lake Area Tech Community College in Watertown, South Dakota. It's the 50th state he's visited as President and, as many in town are saying, he saved the best for last. 
The President wants to make two years of community college free for responsible students, a move that would benefit roughly 9 million students and save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average. 

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Asked and Answered: A World War II Veteran Writes the President

May 08, 2015

We periodically feature an exchange between the President and an American who wrote him. Check back soon for more — and if you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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The Employment Situation in April

May 08, 2015

The economy added 223,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent—the lowest since May 2008—and the participation rate ticked up. This report largely reflects the ongoing recovery, but jobs in April were likely also boosted by a temporary bounce-back from winter weather. Notwithstanding the substantial progress our economy has made, it is critical to continue the overall momentum and further strengthen wage growth. That is why the President is pursuing policies including opening new markets for U.S.

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Weekly Address: Honoring the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

May 08, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, May 7, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Designing a Trade Deal with Small Business in Mind

May 08, 2015

In 1999, I left a design job to pursue my passion for letterpress printing and started a greeting card company, Egg Press. Letterpress is a centuries-old production printing process. It's a relief method of printing that leaves an impression in the paper that you can see and feel. Every piece is printed by hand at our studio in Portland, Oregon.

I take pride in the fact that our products are all made by us in America, and am proud to be part of a rich history of American manufacturing.

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