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This weekend, Americans across the country are celebrating “Welcome Weekend” and continuing our national tradition of welcoming those fleeing persecution and seeking refuge from around the world. Indeed, it’s an opportunity we have historically seized. Underlined by a fundamental spirit of generosity, Americans have long understood that each of us were often yesterday’s refugees – that the search for safety, opportunity, and freedom from fear is a common aspiration that has bound us from generation to generation.Read More
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President announced a decision about the Keystone Pipeline, met with the Prime Minister of Israel, honored America's veterans, and hopped on a new social platform. That's November 6th to November 12th or, "There's a Fox Somewhere on the Grounds."
Friday, November 6th
On Friday, the President announced that the U.S. will not approve construction on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
Monday, November 9thRead More
President Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is answering your social media questions as part of a new series of Office Hours. The weekly Office Hours invites people around the country to virtually connect with the President’s advisor on issues from criminal justice reform to LGBT issues. Each week, Valerie will take your questions on a different topic and engage using a range of platforms, from Twitter to Tumblr to Google Hangout. And today, you can join her for a Twitter Q&A on health care in America and women’s health issues starting at 12 pm ET.Read More
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its fourth regional office on Monday November 9, in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Regional Office will serve states through the south central tier of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Located in the Terminal Annex Federal Building in Dallas, the new office will also create over 100 new jobs for highly skilled professionals, including patent examiners and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges.
In March of 2014, the World Health Organization reported the first outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. In little time, that outbreak erupted into the deadliest Ebola epidemic that the world has seen, taking the lives of thousands and devastating communities across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other countries in West Africa.Read More
Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm ET for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping...Read More
It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. The sooner you get started,...Read More
Today, President Obama wishes all those celebrating here and abroad a happy Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.
In 2009, President Obama was the first President to light the Diya, or oil lamp, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Diwali is a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world.
Below is the transcript of the President’s video message:Read More
Each year, the President and the First Lady host their annual celebration of Hanukkah at the White House.
Central to each reception with the President and First Lady is a candle lighting ceremony, where we light a special menorah.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rabbi Larry Bazer participate in the Menorah lighting during the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More
Rob Diamond, Director of Private Sector Engagement
It was just over nine years ago that I wore the uniform of a United States Naval Officer for the last time. It seems like it was just yesterday.
After four years at the U.S. Naval Academy and nearly seven years of active duty service, including a wartime deployment to the Middle East in 2004, I gained what I would argue is the most important and meaningful title I have ever been afforded — I am a veteran.Read More