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The Faces of Health Care: Mavis C.

December 18, 2014

"I have never wanted to ask anyone for anything, but when [the Affordable Care Act] made this surgery possible for me, I just had to write you a thank you letter."

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2014 Has Seen Largest Coverage Gains in Four Decades, Putting the Uninsured Rate at or Near Historic Lows

December 18, 2014

Earlier this week, the National Center for Health Statistics released new data on health insurance coverage during the second quarter of 2014, the first federal survey data that largely capture the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period. These new data confirm earlier findings that 2014 has seen dramatic reductions in the share of Americans without health insurance, reductions that correspond to an estimated 10 million people gaining coverage since before the start of open enrollment.

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Honoring Our Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During the Holidays

December 18, 2014

Holiday decorations at the Naval Observatory Residence, in Washington, D.C., December 3, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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President Obama: "Happy Hanukkah, Everybody!"

December 17, 2014

We've koshered the kitchen and set up the menorah. And this afternoon, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed hundreds of guests here at the White House for the second night of Hanukkah.

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Judicial Nominations: Accomplishments and the Work That Lies Ahead

December 17, 2014

Before the Senate adjourned last night, it confirmed 12 federal district court nominees, for a total of 307 lifetime-appointed federal judges confirmed during President Obama’s first six years. These confirmations include two Supreme Court Justices, 53 circuit court judges, 250 district court judges, and two Court of International Trade judges. Over the past two years, the Senate has confirmed 134 judges—44% of President Obama’s judicial confirmations, and the most in a two-year Congress since 1979-1980. We’re proud of all of our nominees and grateful to the Senate for its action.

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What They're Saying: The President's Action on Cuba Policy

December 17, 2014

Today, the President announced the most significant changes to our Cuban policy in more than 50 years -- ending an outdated approach that has failed to advance our interests for decades.
People and organizations from around the world are weighing in. Take a look at what they're saying, and then add your voice to the conversation using hashtag #CubaPolicy.
"Commercial exchange between the U.S. and Cuban private sectors will bring shared benefits" —@USChamber: http://t.co/dgRlTCQdQs #CubaPolicy

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Ex-Im Bank: Supporting American Jobs, Protecting American Taxpayers

December 17, 2014

With the U.S. economy on the move -- and with worldwide demand for quality, innovative goods on the rise -- there have never been greater opportunities for American small businesses to prosper on the global stage and add good-paying jobs here at home.

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President Obama Charts a New Course on Cuba: 5 Things to Know

December 17, 2014

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"Change is hard -- in our own lives, and in the lives of nations. And change is even harder when we carry the heavy weight of history on our shoulders. But today we are making these changes because it is the right thing to do. Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past so as to reach for a better future -- for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere, and for the world." 
-- President Obama, December 17, 2014

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The Faces of Health Care: Marjorie F.

December 17, 2014

"I was quoted $800 a month … and then was promptly denied, due to my pre-existing conditions. When I signed up this month through Covered California however, the process was virtually painless, and now I have insurance that I can afford."

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6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media

December 17, 2014

Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?
Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to...

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