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#AskDrH: The President's Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change

November 13, 2014

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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.
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Getting Ready for Open Enrollment:

November 13, 2014

Ed note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Health and Human Services' blog.

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U.S. Census Bureau Announces Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet

November 13, 2014

An estimated 78.1 percent of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection last year, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, digital divides exist among the nation’s metropolitan areas and demographic groups.

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Connecting Entrepreneurs to the Global Marketplace

November 13, 2014

The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration
works hard to help companies that are ready to export compete and succeed in
global markets.

We want to emphasize that it’s never too early for entrepreneurs to start thinking about
exporting – determining financing needs, targeting markets, conducting
research, etc.

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Get Off the Sidelines: It's On Us

November 13, 2014

It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.

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Letters to the President: The Dicksons and the Affordable Care Act

November 13, 2014

Every day, thousands of Americans write President Obama about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is the first in a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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President Obama Wraps Up Visit to China, Heads to Burma for Second Leg of His Trip

November 12, 2014

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China hold a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Accessing Census Bureau Statistics

November 12, 2014

If you are thinking of
starting a new business, one of the first things you need is information to
understand market conditions. Entrepreneurs rely on American Community Survey
and Economic Census data to understand local markets, the local workforce,
commuting patterns and economic activity in prospective new locations to make
investment decisions that create jobs and grow the economy. 

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Letters to the President: Kristy and the Affordable Care Act

November 12, 2014

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!

November 12, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, the American Film Institute (AFI) was born in the White House Rose Garden. Standing just outside the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the need to bring together “leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators, and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th century art form as their life's work.”

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