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President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL”

Wed, 2014-09-10 22:15

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In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama spoke to the nation tonight about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.
The President reiterated that as Commander-in-Chief, his “highest priority is the security of the American people,” and noted that we have “consistently taken the fight to terrorists” that threaten the United States:

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Tune In: President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:10

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House.

September 10, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, President Obama will address the nation on the United States' strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. You can watch the President's address from the State Floor of the White House live at
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President’s Export Council to Participate in Administration’s First-Ever Fact-Finding Mission

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:58

Guest blog post by Stefan
M. Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker and I announced that we will lead a high-level delegation
on an economic fact-finding trip to Poland and Turkey later this month. I
am excited to participate in the first PEC fact-finding mission for the Obama

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AmeriCorps: Changing Lives, Changing America

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:26

On September 11, 2009, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined AmeriCorps members and volunteers in painting a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington, D.C., joining Americans across the country who marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in service and remembrance activities.

September 11, 2009.

(by Ralph Alswang)

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The Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons Is Key to Explaining America’s Economy

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:06

Cross blog post by John Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauDid you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. The Census Bureau conducts the SBO every five years. This is the first time the SBO is being conducted primarily online.If you own a business, such as a salon or a landscaping company, you may be one of the one million Americans selected to participate in the Survey of Business Owners.

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"Even One Case Is Too Many": Vice President Biden Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Tue, 2014-09-09 19:54

Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, at the National Archives, in Washington, D.C.

September 9, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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“Built to Last” – Secretary Pritzker Talks to Investors about the Build America Investment Initiative

Tue, 2014-09-09 16:07

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discussed the Administration’s efforts to “Build America” at the Infrastructure Investment Summit hosted by the U.S.

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A Proclamation from the President: The 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:21

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law on September 13, 1994. The President issued a proclamation commemorating that anniversary. You can read the full text of that proclamation below.

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#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:08

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's blog. See the original post here.

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The First Lady Holds Prep Rally to Encourage Higher Ed Preparation

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:48

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.

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