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"It's Time to Go Fly": Successful Launch of Orion Heralds First Step on Journey to Mars

December 05, 2014

Ed. note: This post is written by NASA's Steven Siceloff. You can read the original post here.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST.

December 5, 2014.

(by Bill Ingalls/NASA)

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The Employment Situation in November

December 05, 2014

Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress take the basic steps needed to fund the government and avoid creating disruptive and counterproductive fiscal uncertainty.

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Innovation Support is in Demand

December 05, 2014

By
Julie Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

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House Republicans Vote to Make Immigration System Worse, Not Better

December 05, 2014

Eighteen months after the Senate passed a comprehensive, commonsense bill on immigration reform with bipartisan support; House Republicans still don’t have a plan to fix our broken system. Instead, House Republicans passed a bill this week that intends to reverse steps the President took to hold undocumented immigrants accountable and prioritize our safety as a nation.

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Small Businesses Drive U.S. Job Recovery

December 05, 2014

Talk about a good news Friday.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that our economy added 321,000 jobs in November. That’s 57 consecutive months we’ve added jobs – the longest...

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Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government?

December 05, 2014

There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting,...

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West Wing Week: 12/05/14 or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer"

December 04, 2014

This week, the President got a head start on his Small Business Saturday shopping, took action to build trust between communities and local police, got a firsthand look at the ground-breaking scientific research behind the American-made Ebola vaccine candidate now in clinical trials, hosted the annual Tribal Nations Conference and the second-ever College Opportunity Summit, and last but not least, helped light the National Christmas Tree. That's November 28th to December 4th or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer.
 

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College Opportunity Day of Action: Ensuring There’s No Limit to What We Can Achieve

December 04, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House College Opportunity Day of Action summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Decking the National Christmas Tree with Codes of Jolly

December 04, 2014

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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When Tribes Compete, Tribes Can Succeed

December 04, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez meets with 15-year-old Ki Fredeen at Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Fab Lab on Monday, July 21, 2014. Fredeen was showing the Secretary how he uses a 3-D printer to produce small art pieces.

(by U.S. Department of Labor)

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