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President Obama Speaks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication

Sun, 2014-10-05 16:47

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This afternoon, President Obama spoke at the dedication for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, honoring heroes who have sacrificed on behalf of our nation.
In his remarks, the President made clear that we must provide proper care for our veterans, noting: "When our wounded veterans set out on that long road of recovery, we need to move heaven and earth to make sure they get every single benefit, every single bit of care that they have earned, that they deserve."

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Weekly Address: We Do Better When the Middle Class Does Better

Sat, 2014-10-04 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Millennium Steel Service, LLC in Princeton, Ind., Oct. 3, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

Fri, 2014-10-03 20:25

This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants (keep reading to find out what that stands for); and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

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Senior Officials Hold a Briefing on the U.S. Government Response to Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-03 19:39

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This afternoon at the White House, senior administration officials held a briefing on the U.S. government response to the Ebola epidemic.
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President Obama on Immigration Reform: "I Am Not Going to Give Up This Fight Until It Gets Done"

Fri, 2014-10-03 16:41

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Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 37th Annual Awards Gala, President Obama spoke at length about the need to fix America's broken immigration system.
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Eighth-Grade Students Explore S.T.E.M Careers and Opportunities On Manufacturing Day

Fri, 2014-10-03 16:00

Guest blog post by Darlene Mullen, technology and pre-engineering teacher for Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill in Baltimore, MD. I
have worked in the manufacturing and engineering environment for many years
prior to becoming an educator for the Baltimore City Public School System. I am
passionate about exposing our youth to the many career choices they can make in
a manufacturing environment. My participation with several S.T.E.M.
programs have afforded me the opportunity to broaden my students exposure to

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Chart(s) of the Week: American Manufacturing is Growing Stronger Every Day

Fri, 2014-10-03 13:45

"When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans."
-- President Obama, National Manufacturing Day Proclamation

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EDA Announces $1.9 Million Grant to Support Advanced Manufacturing in Recognition of Manufacturing Day

Fri, 2014-10-03 13:41

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentWhen
I was growing up, manufacturing work was all about having a strong back and a
strong work ethic. These days, manufacturing has changed. The first Friday in
October each year marks Manufacturing
Day,
and today more than 1,500 manufacturers nationwide are opening their doors to host
open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events, in order to show
people what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. There is a lack of

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Celebrating 50 Years of the White House Fellows Program

Fri, 2014-10-03 12:15

President Barack Obama talks with the 2011-2012 White House Fellows in the Oval Office, March 12, 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

Fri, 2014-10-03 11:36

Today is National Manufacturing Day, and more than 1,600 U.S. manufacturers are opening their factories up to members of the public. They have a great story to tell: Our manufacturing sector is as competitive as it's been in decades for new jobs and investment.
The President is traveling to Princeton, Indiana, today, where he'll tour Millennium Steel and discuss the importance of continuing to invest in American manufacturing -- and members of his Cabinet will be doing the same thing all across the country.

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