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President Barack Obama welcomes the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the Oval Office, Nov. 6, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Earlier this afternoon, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars -- the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series -- stopped by the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady.
Harjit Singh Sodhi, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Judy Shepard, and Louvon Harris attend an event at the White House commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.Read More
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Earlier this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his heroic acts of bravery while serving as an artillery commander during the Civil War.
On July 3, 1863, Lieutenant Cushing went above and beyond the call of duty when fighting against Confederate forces. Even after being struck twice, he refused to abandon his command. As a result, his gallant efforts helped open wide gaps in the Confederate Army's line of command.
The United States has allocated considerable resources to the Ebola response — more than any other country — but the President has made clear that we cannot take on this challenge alone. That’s why you’ve seen this Administration reach out to leaders across the globe to build an international coalition that has grown by the day. But beyond the important role that countries large and small play, we’ve been heartened to see the outpouring of support from the private and non-profit sectors.
For more than four decades, the Minority Business Development Agency
(MBDA) has led Federal Government efforts to provide focused support to
minority businesses enterprises (MBEs), which are increasingly critical
contributors to the U.S. economy.
The small business topic that aspiring or current entrepreneurs most often approach SCORE about is writing a business plan. From laying the groundwork for a successful new startup to seeking justification for funding growth, the reasons for writing a business plan abound but the value of doing so is always far more than meets the eye. Today we highlight the insights of three of our SCORE mentors who each have in-depth knowledge of and extensive experience working with entrepreneurs to develop business plans.
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Earlier today, President Obama sent this message to the White House email list about what's next for his Administration. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.Read More
The current Ebola epidemic plaguing West Africa is the deadliest Ebola outbreak in human history.
Since the first cases were reported in March, the U.S. has mounted a large-scale and comprehensive effort to protect the American people here at home while fighting the disease at its source.
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Earlier this afternoon, President Obama addressed the White House press corps to discuss the midterm elections and his next steps forward.
"What stands out to me," he said, "is that the American people sent a message, one that they’ve sent for several elections now. They expect the people they elect to work as hard as they do. They expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours. They want us to get the job done."