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Continuing Our Focus on Solar Energy

April 03, 2015

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Today, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, Utah to host a roundtable on clean energy, tour solar installations on the base, and talk about the importance of clean energy jobs.
With the United States generating 20 times more solar electricity than when the President took office, we’ve made substantial progress -- and in his remarks today, the President announced more actions to drive growth in the solar industry while supporting our nation's veterans.
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Week in Review: A Historic Announcement on Iran, a Dedication in Boston, and a Commitment to Fairness

April 03, 2015

This week, the President made a historic announcement on Iran, helped dedicate the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, granted 22 commutations for those impacted by unjust and outdated drug sentencing laws, traveled to Louisville to see a job training program in action, and held a roundtable in Utah about the importance of solar energy.
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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The Employment Situation in March

April 03, 2015

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter.

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At the Crossroads of Health Care and Innovation

April 03, 2015

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at the Department of Health and Human Services. It originally appeared on the...

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Innovative Job-Training Programs Are Important. Here's Why:

April 02, 2015

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Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discuss how high-quality job-training programs are critical to the growth of our nation's economy, and the expansion of pathways to the middle class.

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A Message from President Obama: Preventing Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon

April 02, 2015

President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list laying out how today's historic understanding with Iran will prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon. Didn't see it in your inbox? Sign up to get email updates here. 

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Happy 5th Birthday, West Wing Week!

April 02, 2015

For five straight years, West Wing Week has produced more than 260 episodes covering the Presidency in a way that's never been done before. This week, we're throwing it a 5th birthday party. Enjoy a special, 5th-anniversary edition of West Wing Week!

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8 Small Business Tax Preparation Mistakes to Avoid

April 02, 2015

Tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, and mistakes inevitably follow. Tax deductions go unclaimed, paper trails go awry and costly surprises can result.
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#LeadOnLeave Notes from the Road: Seattle

April 01, 2015

Today I’m excited to be in Seattle kicking off a nationwide road show that will shine a spotlight on the issue of paid family leave, and I hope you’ll follow along. As I’ve written on the blog before, the United States lags behind the rest of the world on paid leave. But places like Washington State are making progress, and we want to highlight that progress and encourage other states and cities to follow suit. We’re calling the tour, “Lead on Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America.”

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Our Latest Tool to Combat Cyber Attacks: What You Need to Know

April 01, 2015

"Starting today, we’re giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy by damaging our critical infrastructure, disrupting or hijacking our computer networks, or stealing the trade secrets of American companies or the personal information of American citizens for profit." -- President Obama

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