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There is a long list of Hollywood greats who have acted on the nation’s outdoor stage. From far-away galaxies to jurassic jungles to the rustic Wild West, our epic American landscapes have played just about every role imaginable.
In addition to all they give us environmentally and leisurely, our National Parks and forests continue to bring authenticity to some of our favorite films. In honor of National Parks Week, here's a look at some of the best National Parks and forest cameos in modern cinema.
Right now, America has more open jobs than at any point since 2008. They pay well and they’re a surefire pathway into the middle class. But not enough hardworking Americans have the right skills to fill them.
So President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off a new public-private effort to help hardworking Americans get ahead at work through a new initiative called Upskill. Together, employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits are turning entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.
Innovation is what keeps our businesses refreshing and growing. By thinking up new products and/or services to offer, we can:
Stay in step with evolving market demands and trends...
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Today, President Obama welcomed the 2015 Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots, to the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate their 2015 NFL championship.
The event this afternoon honored the NFL champions as part of the President’s broader push to recognize athletes and sports stars for their contributions to their communities and their leadership on and off the field.
President Obama is the first to say it: Past trade deals haven’t always lived up to the hype.
Coming from Illinois, he saw first-hand how trade could devastate small-town communities as manufacturers moved overseas in search of lower wages. Previous trade deals like NAFTA also failed to put in place tough labor and environmental standards, leaving American workers to fight an uphill battle on an uneven playing field.
First Lady Michelle Obama takes questions during the annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" event in the East Room of the White House, April 22, 2015. The First Lady met with children of Executive Office employees, and local young people from the Boys and Girls Club and D.C. Child and Family Services.
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“Violence against women is not a women’s issue alone. It’s a man’s issue as well… So to all of the guys out there—you have to step up. That’s how we can change the culture on campus and around the country to one that understands no means no.”
– Vice President Biden
Today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vice President Biden is honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by sharing an update on the Administration’s efforts to help combat sexual assault, especially on college and university campuses.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 23, 2015, regarding the January U.S. Government counterterrorism operation against Al-Qaida that killed hostages Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national held by Al-Qaida, since 2012.
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Earlier this week, we asked White House email subscribers to share a photo of the outdoors spot that they would fight to protect from the effects of climate change. Today, we sent the following message to the White House email list highlighting some of the amazing responses we received.
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What’s a pangolin?
A “walking pinecone”? A modern-day dinosaur? Your Google Earth Day Quiz result? There are lots of different ways to describe the pangolin — a cat-sized, scaly creature that lives in Southeast Asia and Africa. But here’s one indisputable fact about the pangolin: It is the most trafficked animal in the world.