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A Message From Space

April 27, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from Medium.
Today, we received an important message from space:

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See the New "Kailua Blue" Obama State China

April 27, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium. 

Planning the for the Obama State China began in the fall of 2011, with Mrs. Obama working with many members of the Residence staff — ushers, chefs, and curators — to draw on their experience with design, form, scale, quantity, and the needs of food service.
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“Dream Big” This National Small Business Week, May 4-8

April 27, 2015

With apologies to baseball and your mother’s apple pie, nothing is more American than National Small...

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An International Sale is a Gift Until You Get Paid

April 27, 2015

Actually, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  But exporters are especially concerned, since their buyers might be 10,000 miles away!
So, understanding the four basic ways to get paid...

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The Top 3 Moments of the White House Correspondents Dinner: "Welcome to the Fourth Quarter"

April 25, 2015

The White House Correspondents Dinner -- the night when Washington decides to celebrate itself.
As the President said, "Somebody's got to do it."
Ever since the first one kicked off in 1920, the political press corps, members of the Administration, the President, and a few famous faces have gathered to celebrate the importance of journalism to our democracy -- and to face a good roast over the satirical fire. 

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Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

April 25, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, April 24, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Week in Review: A Conversation About Our Environment

April 24, 2015

From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades in southern Florida to discuss how climate change is affecting our environment and spoke about his trade deal that would protect endangered species from illegal wildlife trafficking. Back at the White House, we reviewed our progress on combating environmental challenges and asked you to share what you would fight to protect for this Earth Week.

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West Wing Week: 04/24/15 or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp"

April 24, 2015

This week, the President hosted the Italian Prime Minister, three different sports teams, and a bipartisan group of members of Congress. He also visited the Everglades in balmy Florida to celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye. That's April 17th to April 23rd or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp."

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Asked and Answered: Josie on the Importance of Protecting the Everglades

April 24, 2015

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which 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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More than 4.46 Million Records Released

April 24, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in January 2015. Today’s release also includes visitor records generated prior to September 16, 2009 that were requested by members of the public in March 2015 pursuant to the White House voluntary disclosure policy.

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