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Message to the White House Email List: "It's On Us"

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:05

Earlier today, White House staffer Jordan Brooks sent this message to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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Strengthening Our Cyber Community

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:17

Recently, a private-sector partner opined that it would be nice if the millions of dollars he was putting into defense wasn’t defeated by a $500 tool easily rented online. It doesn’t matter whether you’re from a government agency, a contractor, or a retailer – no one seems to be immune to this problem.

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President Obama Launches the "It's On Us" Campaign to End Sexual Assault on Campus

Fri, 2014-09-19 14:40

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Today at the White House, President Obama joined Vice President Biden and Americans across the country to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative -- an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. 
It's On Us asks everyone -- men and women across America -- to make a personal commitment to step off the sidelines and be part of the solution to campus sexual assault. 

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Lessons Learned: Exploring the Value of Open Data on Capitol Hill

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:47

Cross blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic AffairsGovernment data helps drive our economy and will increasingly become more important in the future. Thursday, I had the opportunity to speak on this topic at a congressional briefing hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Chairman of the Budget Committee’s Government Performance Task Force, and the Center for Data Innovation.

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Meet Brittany:

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:15

This morning, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following message to the White House email list.
Didn't get the email? Make sure you're signed up to receive updates from the White House and senior Administration officials.

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It's On Every Single One of Us

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:00

Today, the President announced an initiative to help put an end to campus sexual assault. It's called "It's On Us."
That's not just a slogan or catchphrase. It's the whole point. Because in a country where one in five women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted -- only 12 percent of which are reported -- this is a problem that should be important to every single one of us, and it's on every single one of us to do something to end the problem. 

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Standing United Against ISIL: "We're Strongest as a Nation When the President and Congress Work Together"

Thu, 2014-09-18 19:24

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In a bipartisan vote, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that supports the U.S. military effort to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces so they can take the fight to the terrorist force ISIL.
At the White House tonight, President Obama delivered a statement to clearly outline these efforts and to thank Congress for standing united in our efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.

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A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:52

Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today – enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes. As solar energy continues to grow, it is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs – employing nearly 143,000 full-time professionals last year.

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West Wing Week: 09/19/14 or, "You Guys Aren't Usually This Quiet, Are You?"

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:44

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
This week, the President celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, awarded the Medal of Honor to two American heroes, detailed U.S. efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa at the CDC in Atlanta, spoke to the troops at MacDill Air Force Base about our strategy against ISIL, before returning to meet with the Ukrainian President. That's September 12 to 19 or, "You guys aren't usually this quiet, are you?" 

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First Lady Highlights College Signing Day in Latest Upworthy Post

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the site Upworthy as a guest curator to share content to inspire young people to reach higher and take charge of their future. Her first post highlighted inspiring stories from first-generation students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges, and in her latest post she shares a powerful video of a College Signing Day assembly in San Antonio.

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