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Since President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama entered the White House in 2009, they have embraced the idea of making the White House “The People’s House,” opening it to individuals from many backgrounds and walks of life. Over the last seven years, more than 4.95 million people have visited the White House, and tomorrow nearly 35,000 will join the First Family on the South Lawn as they hosted their last Easter Egg Roll.Read More
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This week, the First Family traveled to both Cuba and Argentina in a history-making trip, to deepen the ties between the United States and Cuba, and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
In this week's address, President Obama offered his thoughts and prayers to the people of Belgium and to families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, including at least two Americans. He reiterated our support of Belgium as a close friend and ally of the United States, especially in the fight against terrorism. The President emphasized that defeating ISIL remains our top military, intelligence, and national security priority.Read More
"What difference does it make if the Court has eight members or nine members?"
The audience at the Georgetown University Law Center laughed when the Vice President Biden posed this question during his remarks there yesterday. But it's a question that many Republicans in the Senate are genuinely asking right now, and every American needs to know the answer to it.Read More
From March 23-24, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Barack Obama on his trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This trip demonstrated America’s renewed relationship with a key regional partner.
In Buenos Aires, President Obama and Secretary Pritzker met with the newly-elected Argentine President Mauricio Macri and members of his administration in an effort to increase cooperation between our two governments in a range of areas, including trade and investment, renewable energy and climate change, and security issues.
In December 2014, President Obama called for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Since this historic announcement, the Obama Administration’s policy toward Cuba has been rooted in the belief that the U.S. can do more to support the Cuban people and promote American values through engagement than through isolation.
Note: This post is co-authored by Barbara Carson and Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator for SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.
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Guest blog post by Thomas A. Beach, Senior Advisor & Acting Program Manager of Digital Services & Data Analytics
Four Texas metro areas together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. The population in these four metro areas increased by more than 400,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.