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2014: A Year in Photos

Tue, 2014-12-30 09:52

“For the sixth-consecutive year, I'm thrilled to share my annual Year in Photographs. Each photograph, taken either by me or a photographer on my staff, is accompanied by personal observations about the image. In some instances, there is an interesting backstory to the photograph, which I've included. Most of the moments captured can best be described as behind-the-scenes — that is, photographs taken away from the spotlight of public events.

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What You Need to Know About Changes to the National Defense Authorization Act

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key...

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2014: The Year in Firsts

Mon, 2014-12-29 16:00

On day one, President Obama committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history. And six years later, we’re still at it. At the White House, we're constantly looking for new ways to connect with citizens around the country on the issues that they care the most about.

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More than 4.18 Million Records Released

Mon, 2014-12-29 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in September 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.18 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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The Year in Review: The Top 10 Moments with First Lady Michelle Obama

Mon, 2014-12-29 14:38

We're nearing the end of 2014, so we thought it'd be a great time to look back at the First Lady's year online. 
In the past 12 months, the First Lady passed 1 million followers on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts. She took to Twitter, YouTube, Vine, and Tumblr to answer your questions about our troops, education, and healthy eating. She even let Bo and Sunny take over her Instagram account. 

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The Faces of Health Care: Tricia T.

Mon, 2014-12-29 13:44

"My new health insurance will allow me to get the medical help that I need to get stronger."

Tricia T. wrote the President to share the impact that the Affordable Care Act has made on her life.
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West Wing Week: 1/2/15 or, "That Zingy Sting: A Special, Year-End Edition"

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:38

We here at West Wing Week have a word we use to describe the funny bit we put at the end of each episode, and that word is: Sting. So, for the end of the year, we thought we'd string together a little entertaining compilation of stings, for those of you who might not have made it to the very end of every single episode. Enjoy, and see you next year!

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The Year in Review: A Look Back at the Most Memorable Moments of 2014

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:31

A responsible end to the war in Afghanistan. A historic agreement to combat climate change. A strong pace of job growth that we haven't seen since the 1990s. 
Overall, 2014 has offered some great achievements for President Obama and the American people. Join the President's Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in taking a look back at this year's most memorable moments -- then share the memories with your friends and family. 

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On Christmas Day, President Obama Thanks Troops in Hawaii for Their Extraordinary Service

Sat, 2014-12-27 15:34

On Christmas Day, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dropped in on servicemembers in Kaneohe, Hawaii to thank our troops for their "extraordinary service on behalf of our country."
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The Year in Review: The Top Ten Moments with Vice President Biden

Fri, 2014-12-26 13:08

2014 is coming to a close, and, looking back, it’s certainly been a busy year for Vice President Joe Biden -- both online and off.
So this year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite digital moments with the Vice President from 2014. From starting an official Instagram account to posting his first White House selfie with President Obama, here in no particular order are 10 of the best moments from 2014 -- and, of course, stay tuned for more to come in the new year.

1. Being Biden: The Vice President meets a powerlifter.

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