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West Wing Week: 11/21/14 or, "Mingalarbar!"

Fri, 2014-11-21 15:43

This week, the President visited Burma for the second time in his presidency, attended the G20 Summit in Australia, worked to expand access to broadband and 21st century technology in our schools, and addressed the nation about the steps he is taking to fix our broken immigration system. That's November 14th to November 20th or, "Mingalarbar!"

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Hamdi Ulukaya

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:20

Born into a family of Turkish cheese and yogurt makers,
Hamdi Ulukaya landed in New York at the age of 23 with a little money and the
intent of learning English. That plan soon turned into a dream of producing
affordable, natural Greek yogurt in the United States, and providing more
access to delicious, healthy food.

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Remembering a Little Known Oil Spill with Out-Sized Impacts

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:31

Ten years ago, there was an oil
spill that you’ve probably never heard of. The spill wasn’t as large as the
Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of
Mexico, and it didn’t occur in an environment as pristine as Prince William
Sound which was affected by the Exxon
Valdez accident in 1989. But this event had a significant impact on future oil
spill response, restoration and maritime accident prevention. 

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Secretary Pritzker Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:01

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny
Pritzker celebrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this
week as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in
Marrakesh, Morocco. Secretary Pritzker helped lead the U.S.
delegation to the Summit to demonstrate the U.S. government’s continued
commitment to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. More than 3,000
entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors
and high-level government officials gathered for the 5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. 

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Daphne Koller

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:00

Daphne Koller began her career in education when she joined
the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in September 1995. While
she enjoyed teaching and leading research on probability theory and artificial
intelligence, Koller thought about new ways that could engage more people in
education – she wanted to share it with everyone, not just her students. 

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SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00

As Assistant Administrator of SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the country. I see the impact of their businesses and...

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"We Were Strangers Once, Too": The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

Thu, 2014-11-20 21:25

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"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too."
-- President Obama, November 20, 2014
Since the founding of our nation, we've weaved a tradition of welcoming immigrants into the very fabric of who we are. It's what keeps us dynamic, entrepreneurial, and uniquely American. 

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Here’s What the President Is Doing to Fix Our Broken Immigration System:

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:00

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the President will address the nation on the new steps he's taking to increase accountability and fix what he can in our immigration system. You can watch his address live here.
As everyone knows, our immigration system has been broken for decades, and the President is doing his job to address the problems that he can with his executive authority. He will continue to work with Congress to pass comprehensive and common-sense immigration reform that will offer a long-term and much-needed solution. 

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President Obama Honors America’s Top Scientists and Engineers, Launches New Steps to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Innovators

Thu, 2014-11-20 17:41

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Today, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama awarded National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 19 of our nation’s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators -- marveling both at the amount of brainpower packed into the room and the magnitude of the laureates' achievements.
“The results of the work of the people we honor today have transformed our world,” President Obama said.
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Welcoming Bipartisan Action Against Ebola

Thu, 2014-11-20 17:18

While many issues divide Washington, we have seen bipartisan progress -- in both the House and the Senate -- in the effort to combat Ebola. These steps forward are encouraging, and hopefully suggest positive momentum for the President’s vital $6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight Ebola here at home and in West Africa.

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