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The First Lady Celebrates the 2015 Graduates of Oberlin College

Mon, 2015-05-25 20:49

This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. 

First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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The First Lady Celebrates the 2015 Graduates of Oberlin College

Mon, 2015-05-25 20:49

This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. 

First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Memorial Day 2015: Honoring Our Soldiers Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Mon, 2015-05-25 15:41

This Memorial Day morning, President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia to pay solemn tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

President Barack Obama participates in a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Memorial Day 2015: Honoring Our Soldiers Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Mon, 2015-05-25 15:41

This Memorial Day morning, President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia to pay solemn tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

President Barack Obama participates in a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Sat, 2015-05-23 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Sat, 2015-05-23 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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West Wing Week: 05/22/2015 or, “@POTUS”

Fri, 2015-05-22 19:12

This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey; signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers; and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That's May 15 to May 21 or, "@POTUS!"

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Miami to Highlight Importance of Trade Throughout the Americas

Fri, 2015-05-22 14:57

Secretary Pritzker recently traveled to Miami to highlight the importance of trade throughout the Western Hemisphere and underscore the Obama Administration’s commitment to deepening economic and commercial relations throughout the region. As part of this continued engagement, Secretary Pritzker announced that she will travel to Colombia and Brazil in June, making her first trip to South America since joining the Commerce Department. 

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Listen: A Conversation on Community Policing

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:44

Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have signed petitions on our We the People petitions platform related to community policing, in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. This week, we invited these petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.
Yesterday's conversation participants included:

Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

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Celebrating World Trade, Growth, Expansion and Job Creation

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:04

This is a guest blog post by Harry Arnon, the President and CEO of Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. and cross posted from Tradeology.
I am honored to have received the President’s “E” Award for Exports on Monday. As a worldwide innovator in high performance adhesive sealants and precision dispensing equipment, Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. creates adhesives and sealants for companies across the globe. During World Trade Month 2015, HERNON has a lot to celebrate!

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