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Map: Here's How the President's Actions on Immigration Will Impact Your State

January 26, 2015

"Passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is snatched from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants."
-- President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015

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What They're Saying: Businesses are Ready to Join the President to UpSkill America

January 26, 2015

In his State of the Union address and again at Boise State days later, the President called on more employers to adopt or expand measures to help workers gain the skills and credentials to advance into better paying jobs – including by expanding registered apprenticeships, increasing uptake of tuition benefit programs that pay for a worker to complete their college education, offering on-the-job training for career progression, and increasing access to technology-enabled learning tools.

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New Technologies Bring New Opportunities and New Risks: Vetting Mobile Apps

January 26, 2015

By Tom Karygiannis, Computer Security Researcher at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Understanding what
mobile apps do and how they have been implemented is the first step toward understanding
their security and privacy impact on an agency’s data and IT infrastructure.

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Uniting in Support of Broadband that Works

January 26, 2015

“21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure -- modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains, and the fastest internet.”
“I intend to protect a free and open internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks, so that the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs have the platform to keep reshaping our world.”
– President Obama, State of the Union, January 20, 2015

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The Faces of Health Care: Loren C.

January 26, 2015

"I want to THANK YOU for legitimately improving the quality of life for me, and I'm sure thousands of others across America."

This past October, Loren C. wrote the President simply to thank him for making health care affordable.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act, Loren, a self-employed woman from Kihei, Hawaii, had a difficult time getting quality, affordable health coverage. Now, she has the highest level of coverage for less than $250 a month.
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President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness

January 25, 2015

Each year, as the darkness of the Arctic winter brightens into spring, as the snow melts and the hills and valleys slowly turn green, the tens of thousands of members of the Porcupine caribou herd begin their great migration — traveling some 1,500 miles through Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to their calving grounds on the Coastal Plain.

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Weekly Address: Middle-Class Economics

January 24, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Secretary Pritzker Attends World Economic Forum to Highlight Priorities Integral to Lasting Economic Recovery

January 23, 2015

This week, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Davos, Switzerland
to attend the World Economic Forum and participate in a panel discussion titled
“The
Outlook for the United States,” which focused on what Washington can accomplish
in the next two years.

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The Week in Review: A Day of Service, A Speech for the Middle Class, An Interview for You(Tube)

January 23, 2015

From the President's sixth State of the Union address to YouTube interviews live from the East Wing of the White House, this week was full of big moments. Here's your White House week in review: 

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Watch President Obama's Interview with YouTube Stars

January 23, 2015

Watch on YouTube
The East Room was transformed yesterday as three YouTube stars recreated their libraries and living rooms for an interview with the President. Nearly 500,000 viewers tuned in live as YouTube creators Hank Green, GloZell, and Bethany Mota sat down for one-on-one interviews that covered topics from education and gridlock in Washington, to Cuba policy and how to get more young people engaged in politics.
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