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This Day in History: Construction Began on Hoover Dam

Tue, 2015-07-07 14:05

On July 7, 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam. President Herbert Hoover was deeply devoted to protecting the environment, particularly focusing on pollution-free water, flood control, and fisheries. After a disastrous Mississippi River flood in 1927, Hoover recommitted to bettering American infrastructure to prevent another catastrophe.

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Increasing Solar Access for All Americans

Tue, 2015-07-07 12:58

Last year, the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008, and the solar industry added jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy. And since the beginning of 2010, the average cost of a solar electric system has dropped by 50 percent.

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How to Attract and Retain Customers With a Whitepaper

Tue, 2015-07-07 00:00

What is a whitepaper, and why should you create one? Targeted to B2B customers, a whitepaper is a short document (generally six to 10 pages long) that provides useful information to your customer...

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President Obama Provides an Update on Our Strategy to Degrade and Destroy ISIL

Mon, 2015-07-06 15:10

President Barack Obama delivers a statement and answers a few questions from the press following his meeting with Defense Department and military leadership regarding the campaign against ISIL, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., July 6, 2015. July 6, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Today, President Obama provided an update on the U.S. mission to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group, ISIL. Watch his remarks at the Pentagon here:

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Protects Environment—and Saves Taxpayers up to $7 million

Mon, 2015-07-06 10:47

On June 30, 2015, the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana awarded a $120 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to Johnson Controls Government Solutions, a firm that helps the federal government maximize building performance in technology, energy, and security. The contract was awarded by Census on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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Past and Present: Celebrating July 4th at the White House

Sat, 2015-07-04 16:11

"It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
—John Adams, 1776

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Weekly Address: Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

Sat, 2015-07-04 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes his weekly address following remarks on the economy at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Wisconsin, July 2, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Our 3 Favorite Moments from the President's Speech in Wisconsin

Fri, 2015-07-03 17:15

President Barack Obama makes remarks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisc., July 2, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today, the President spoke at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, reflecting on the great strides America has made in the past six years in economic reform. With over 64 months of private sector job growth and the lowest uninsured rate ever, the United States had made great progress in helping middle class families, but our work isn't done.

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West Wing Week: 07/03/15 or, “Amazing Grace”

Thu, 2015-07-02 20:07

This week, the President signed a bipartisan trade deal, welcomed the President of Brazil to the White House--and showed her one of our national treasures--hosted 50 girls in green on the South Lawn for a campout to celebrate the great outdoors, answered questions about healthcare in Tennessee and online, and traveled to Wisconsin to announce new overtime protections for hard-working Americans. That's June 26th to July 2nd or, "Amazing Grace."

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This Day in History: President Lyndon B. Johnson Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Thu, 2015-07-02 15:29

"My fellow citizens, we have come now to a time of testing. We must not fail. Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole."
— President Lyndon B. Johnson, upon signing the Civil Rights Act

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