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President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.
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It's been a busy week here at the White House. In case you've missed the news, we've got you covered. Speaking of getting covered, have you gotten covered?
Fact of the Week:
President Obama is setting a new target to cut U.S. carbon pollution by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.
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Through the “Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for
Talent Development” Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) published today, the U.S.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting proposals for a national partner to help
develop and implement a new learning exchange program that will focus on building
critical public-private partnerships to accelerate job skills development across America.
With a father who designed his own clothes and a mother who
was an actress, fashion was always in Tory Burch’s DNA.
Having worked for world renowned fashion designers including
Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, Burch left her successful career in public
relations to raise her three young children. At age 37, she started the Tory
Burch company at the kitchen table in her Manhattan apartment. Her vision: to
create designs that are both classic and affordable.
This week, the President issued a statement on net neutrality, convened both congressional leaders and his Cabinet to discuss the agenda in the years ahead, and dove into an eight-day trip to China, Burma, and Australia to foster deeper relations to countries around the Pacific and open up markets and opportunities for businesses here at home.
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week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews concluded his four-day
trip to Beijing, China for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Summit and the APEC CEO Summit 2014. Deputy Secretary Andrews met with numerous
CEOs and business leaders. He represented the Department of Commerce which
promotes stronger U.S. economic and commercial ties in the Asia-Pacific.
When President Obama founded the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) within the first two months of taking office, he charged us with working to address inequalities and barriers facing women and girls in our schools, workplaces, and throughout American life. And as women’s role in society and our economy continues to evolve and grow, so too has the importance of ensuring that all women and girls succeed, including women and girls of color who often face compounded disparities.
More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilites we could barely fathom a generation ago and has provided an equal platform for new generations to define our future. That is why President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the strongest set of rules that will protect the principle of net neutrality and ensure an open and free Internet for all.
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Got questions about climate change? Ask the President's science advisor.
Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wants to answer any questions that you have about climate change -- what it means, how bad it actually is, and what we can do to fight it.
Starting today, ask Dr. Holdren your questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine using the hashtag #AskDrH -- and he'll answer some of them on camera.