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Join Us for a Maker Camp Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden

Tue, 2014-08-12 14:15

Watch the Maker Camp Field Trip below starting at 2 p.m. ET

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Shares Economic Development Opportunities in California

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:04

Last year, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled the Commerce Department’s “Open for Business Agenda,” a bold policy agenda focused on boosting trade and investment, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, and unleashing more government data. Yesterday, she took the Agenda on the road to California.

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President Obama on the Passing of Robin Williams: "He Was One of a Kind"

Mon, 2014-08-11 21:38

President Obama released a statement this evening, following the passing of legendary stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams:

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President Obama Discusses the Latest Developments in Iraq

Mon, 2014-08-11 18:14

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This afternoon, President Obama gave an update on the most recent developments in Iraq.
First, the President noted that U.S. forces have "successfully conducted targeted airstrikes to prevent terrorist forces from advancing on the city of Erbil, and to protect American civilians there." He also addressed our ongoing humanitarian efforts to help those who are stranded on Mount Sinjar, adding that we've deployed a USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team to help.

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Delivering a Customer-Focused Government Through Smarter IT

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:50

As technology changes, government must change with it to address new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. This Administration has made important strides in modernizing government so that it serves its constituents more effectively and efficiently, but we know there is much more to do.

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Airstrikes in Iraq: What You Need to Know

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:40

President Obama has authorized the U.S. military to execute targeted airstrikes in Iraq.
The President takes no decision more seriously than the use of military force. So it's worth taking a few minutes to make sure you understand exactly what is happening in Iraq right now, who is involved, and why we are taking action. Here are a few answers to some key questions Americans may be asking:
1. What exactly did the President do?

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Summer Mailbag: Ask the White House Your Questions

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:21

It's that time of year again! We're bringing back the Summer Mailbag edition of West Wing Week. If you've got a question about President Obama's policies, what it's like to work at the White House, or really, anything you've been meaning to ask about his day-to-day life or his Administration, we want to hear from you.
We're asking people across the country to submit their questions on social media -- and administration officials will answer some of them in West Wing Week. Here's how it works:

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The President Gives an Update on the Situation in Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-09 12:51

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This morning, from the South Lawn of the White House, President Obama made a statement on the situation in Iraq, detailing the progress of current American operations in the country:
Good morning.  Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq.

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Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-09 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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AAR Lands Multi-million Dollar Supply Chain Deal with Kenya Airways with Help of U.S. Government Advocacy Efforts

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:16

For the first time since the
Obama administration’s “Doing Business in Africa” initiative went into effect, an aviation company has
landed a multi-year deal in Africa. AAR, a global aerospace, government and
defense contractor, recently announced a five-year deal with Kenya Airways.
Under the conditions of this multi-million dollar accord, Kenya Airways agrees
to provide power-by-the-hour component support for its fleet of 737NG aircraft,
while AAR places inventory on site in Nairobi and offers rotable pool support

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