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Announcing a Week of Making this June 12-18

Thu, 2015-04-09 12:15

President Obama chats with Sandra Richter, while sitting on the solar-powered bench she designed that charges mobile phones.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Hiring Process

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:00

The goal of every small business owner is growth, but with growth comes more responsibilities and more work. You may already juggle being the boss, accountant, office manager, maybe even janitor,...

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Petition Response: On Conversion Therapy

Wed, 2015-04-08 20:42

Ed. note: Tonight, Valerie Jarrett issued the following response to a We the People petition in support of banning the practice of conversion therapy. You can read it below, or see the response here. 

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Valerie Jarrett: Protecting LGBT Workers Means Protecting All Workers

Wed, 2015-04-08 19:24

Ed. note: The following op-ed appeared in The Advocate. You can read Valerie Jarrett's piece in its entirety here. 

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America's Doctor is Taking Your Questions: #AskTheSurgeonGeneral

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:44

Yesterday, as part of Public Health Week, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for a roundtable discussion with faculty at Howard University Medical School about what the Administration is doing to address climate change. He talked about the impact of climate change on public health and how prevention is the key to public health.

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Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

Wed, 2015-04-08 10:57

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog here.
We're also holding a special Tumblr Q&A on Friday about the steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Ask your questions on the White House Tumblr, and officials from across the Administration will answer some of them throughout the day on Friday.

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We the Geeks: Journey to Pluto

Wed, 2015-04-08 10:00

In the farthest reaches of our solar system, nearly 3 billion miles away, lies the small, icy body that has inspired wonder for generations of astronomers since its discovery 85 years ago. Pluto, a dwarf planet, is so far away that it takes nearly 250 years to orbit the Sun. This summer, we will come to know Pluto in infinitely more detail than ever before. 

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April is National Financial Capability Month

Wed, 2015-04-08 00:00

April is National Financial Capability Month!

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Our Endangered Climate: Kicking off Public Health Week

Tue, 2015-04-07 21:00

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Yesterday, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring this week, April 6-12, 2015, as National Public Health Week. 
As part of the effort to support public health with a sense of purpose and determination, the Obama administration has focused on how climate change affects our environment. Our public health is deeply tied to the health of our environment. As the planet warms, we face new threats to our health and well-being, and the President is taking steps to counteract those threats.

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In Pictures: The White House Easter Egg Roll

Tue, 2015-04-07 20:15

President Obama and the First Lady welcomed more than 35,000 guests to the South Lawn of the White House for the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme was #GimmeFive to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Take a look at the big day in photos:

The Easter Bunny joins guests in the Red Room prior to the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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