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Letters to the President: Kristy and the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:34

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:31

Nearly 50 years ago, the American Film Institute (AFI) was born in the White House Rose Garden. Standing just outside the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the need to bring together “leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators, and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th century art form as their life's work.”

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You Can Check Out Health Care Plans and Prices for 2015 Right Now

Wed, 2014-11-12 15:06

The season approaches. Not just the holiday season -- it’s time to get ready for open enrollment season, too! What is open enrollment? Beginning on November 15, you will have 92 days to shop for health care insurance and find the coverage that best suits your needs. If you want to be covered in 2015, you must sign up between November 15 and February 15. 

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Senator Bill Frist: To Beat Ebola, We Must Keep Our Eye on the Ball

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:37

Ed. Note: The following excerpts are from an op-ed for Fox News written by Senator William "Bill" H. Frist, M.D., an American physician, businessman, and former Republican Senator from Tennessee who served as the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. You can read the full op-ed here. 

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Connecting Minority Serving Institutions with Research and Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:30

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted a
special event for minority serving institutions to foster collaborations that
could increase minority participation in scientific research and
entrepreneurship. Representatives from large and small colleges and
universities across the country gathered to learn about NIST’s national research
priorities and about “lab-to-market” opportunities from both NIST and the MBDA.

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Commerce Secretary Pritzker Announces Four U.S. Organizations Honored With 2014 Baldrige National Quality Award

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:52

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced that four U.S. organizations are recipients of the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The 2014 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their category—are:PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice, McLean, Va. (service)Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg, Texas (health care)St. David’s HealthCare, Austin, Texas (health care)Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo.

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Small Business Administration Accelerator Winners Apply Silicon Valley Model Across the Country

Wed, 2014-11-12 10:47

Silicon Valley is synonymous with ground-breaking innovations and market-shaping exports, and I’m not just talking about gadgets and social media apps. The world’s global capital of high technology also produced a game-changing model for empowering entrepreneurs who wish to transform small smart-ups into "the next big thing."

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The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:30

Today in Beijing, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made history by jointly announcing the United States’ and China’s respective targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in the post-2020 period.
This announcement is a unique development in the U.S.-China relationship. The world’s two largest economies, energy consumers, and carbon emitters are reaching across traditional divides and working together to demonstrate leadership on an issue that affects the entire world.

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The Most Tested Among Us: Vice President Biden Pays Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans

Tue, 2014-11-11 19:44

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Veterans Day, in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

November 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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Email from Vice President Biden: "A Sacred Obligation"

Tue, 2014-11-11 17:52

Earlier today, Vice President Biden sent this message to the White House email list in honor of Veterans Day. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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