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The Faces of Health Care: Connie W.

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:00

"Thank you for taking the heat, mostly from folks who don't have to pay for insurance. It literally means life or death to some of us."

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Introducing SBIR Pulse – Real Stories and Impacts from America's Startup Seed Fund

Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00

Editors note: This blog is authored by John Williams, Director of Innovation for the US Small Business Administration's Office of Investment and Innovation.
Welcome to SBIR...

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The Top 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Mentors

Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00

A business mentor is someone with a lot more experience who is willing to teach you what they know.
But there are common persistent mistakes that entrepreneurs make when consulting a mentor...

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Commerce Efforts Featured Prominently in President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Wed, 2015-01-21 18:30

Last night, the American people heard President Obama deliver a strong and clear message in his State of the Union address: that America’s resurgence is real.

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Precision Medicine: Improving Health and Treating Disease

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:36

Last night, at his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced that he is launching a new precision medicine initiative that will help deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.
Many of you may be wondering: What exactly is “precision medicine,” and how can it transform medicine as it is practiced today?

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The Economic Message of Last Night's State of the Union, in Three Images:

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:08

Here's a piece of the State of the Union process you might not have known about:
A couple hours before the President heads to the Capitol, we print out a "pocket card" for Members of Congress so they can get all the facts in one easy-to-read place. Staffers print out a big stack of the cards in the basement of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and send them over to Congress in a van.

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The Enhanced 2015 State of the Union: By the Numbers

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:00

Every year, we do everything we can to step up our game around the State of the Union, using new approaches to engage the public online in different and compelling ways. We want to give people a better way to understand the President’s policies and why they’re important to them and their communities. This year, the goal was no different, but we rolled out an exciting new a range of improved platforms, coordinating with the White House policy and speechwriting offices to build digital content into the speech itself. Find out more here.
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Big Block of Cheese Day: Answering the Nation's Questions

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:52

On February 22, 1837, President Andrew Jackson had a 1,400-pound block of cheese hauled into the main foyer of the White House for an open house with thousands of citizens and his staff, where they discussed the issues of the day while carving off slabs of cheddar. 
Here at the White House, we're dedicated to making President Obama's administration the most open and accessible in history. That's why, for the second year in a row, we thought it'd be a gouda idea to bring back this long-standing tradition.

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The Can't-Miss Moments from the 2015 State of the Union Address

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:32

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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