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Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

January 12, 2015

In November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans. We are proud to serve as the co-chairs of this federal interagency Task Force, which will focus on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents.
As the President’s memorandum states:

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The Faces of Health Care: Alex M.

January 12, 2015

"Without insurance, my parents, who are of humble economic means, would surely be in financial ruin for the rest of their lives."

Last year, Alex M. from Castro Valley, California wrote the President to thank him for the Affordable Care Act.
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DOC Operating Status for January 12, 2015

January 11, 2015

In
accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status,
Department of Commerce offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.
Non-Emergency Employees
who report to the office will be granted excused absence
(administrative leave) for up to 2 hours past their expected arrival

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Get Ready: President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

January 11, 2015

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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You’re Invited: The 2015 State of the Union Social

January 10, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address from the Capitol — and right now, you have the chance to participate live from the White House.
Today, we're announcing the White House's fourth-annual State of the Union Social — a chance for our social media followers to join in-person events, engage with administration officials, and share their experience with their friends.

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Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

January 10, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Clinton, Tennessee: The Site of Our Newest Manufacturing Innovation Hub

January 09, 2015

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden view a 3D-printed carbon fiber Shelby Cobra car during a tour of Techmer PM in Clinton, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Email: "Two Years of Community College. For Free."

January 09, 2015

This afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting the President's new proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students.
If you didn't get the message, sign up for email updates here.

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Building a More Competitive American Manufacturing Industry with Advanced Composites

January 09, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's website. See the original post here.

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What They're Saying About the President's Free Community College Proposal

January 09, 2015

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Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his "America's College Promise" proposal, which would make two years of community college free for responsible students across the country.
If every state chooses to implement the President's proposal, it could benefit about 9 million students every year, saving full-time community college students an average of $3,800 in tuition each year. The proposal would allow students to earn the first half of their bachelor's degree, or earn the skills they need in the workforce, all at no cost to them.

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