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A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:52

Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today – enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes. As solar energy continues to grow, it is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs – employing nearly 143,000 full-time professionals last year.

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West Wing Week: 09/19/14 or, "You Guys Aren't Usually This Quiet, Are You?"

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:44

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
This week, the President celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, awarded the Medal of Honor to two American heroes, detailed U.S. efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa at the CDC in Atlanta, spoke to the troops at MacDill Air Force Base about our strategy against ISIL, before returning to meet with the Ukrainian President. That's September 12 to 19 or, "You guys aren't usually this quiet, are you?" 

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First Lady Highlights College Signing Day in Latest Upworthy Post

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the site Upworthy as a guest curator to share content to inspire young people to reach higher and take charge of their future. Her first post highlighted inspiring stories from first-generation students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges, and in her latest post she shares a powerful video of a College Signing Day assembly in San Antonio.

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New Executive Actions to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Protect Public Health

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:33

Today, the Obama administration is announcing a comprehensive set of new federal actions to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and protect public health. Additionally, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is releasing a related report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance.

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Spelling Bee Champions Visit the White House

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:45

On Monday, President Obama welcomed 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champions Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe to the Oval Office.
Sriram Hathwar, an eighth grader from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe, a seventh grader from Fort Worth, Texas, were named co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29. The co-champions went through a series of regional competitions and preliminary rounds before making it to the nationally televised championship, becoming the first co-champions of the “Bee” in over 50 years.
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SBA Announces New Certificate of Competency Contracting Course to Help Small Business Contractors

Thu, 2014-09-18 00:00

If you are a small business seeking contracting opportunities with the federal government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, check out the U.S. Small Business...

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How to Take Your Solopreneurship to the Next Level

Thu, 2014-09-18 00:00

If you’re like nearly 18 million people in the US, you’re operating your business as a solopreneur. That means you’ve been doing everything, from making sales to refilling the printer paper. But...

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Lauds Software Industry for Helping Ensure America is Open for Business

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:55

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews spoke about the software
industry’s role in strengthening the economy at an event hosted by the Software
and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association
for the software and digital content industry. During the event, titled “The
Software Century: Analyzing Economic Impact & Job Creation,” Deputy
Secretary Andrews talked with SIIA Vice President of Public Policy Mark
MacCarthy about the Commerce Department’s efforts to support American

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5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:58

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President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians  in both Iraq and Syria. ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, is also responsible for the brutal murders of American journalists Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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Today Is Constitution Day. Here's What That Means:

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:46

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the Constitution at Philadelphia's Independence Hall. What exactly does that mean?
We've got the facts for you, courtesy of the Constitution page at

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