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Announcing the First Class of Climate Action Champions

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:58

Deep, persistent drought. Longer, fiercer wildfire seasons. High tides flooding downtowns. Severe storms wreaking havoc. This is the picture from the front lines of climate change — in communities across America.

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The White House College Opportunity Day of Action

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:06

President Barack Obama, with First Lady Michelle Obama and Bard College student Troy Simon, delivers remarks during the College Opportunity Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Strengthening Tribal Economies – Jobs, Energy, Housing, and Infrastructure

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:27

Guess blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant
Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentShortly after
being sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development in
May, I traveled to Anchorage, Alaska on my first official trip. There, I participated
in the National Congress of the American Indians’ (NCAI) mid-year
conference entitled, “Claiming our Rights and Strengthening our Governance” where
I had the opportunity to meet with tribal leaders from across the country and

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Equality, Fairness and Opportunity

Wed, 2014-12-03 00:00

Editor's Note: This blog is by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. 
I’ve been...

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9 Tips to Boost Your Holiday Sales

Wed, 2014-12-03 00:00

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, and we’re in peak holiday buying season. If you’re looking for ways to boost your holiday sales, here are few tips that can help.
Keep the Small...

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"A Test of Our Character as a Nation": President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

Tue, 2014-12-02 19:27

President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted. 

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Chicago to Discuss Tools Needed for Continued Economic Growth and Commercial Diplomacy

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:16

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled
to Chicago, IL yesterday to meet with students from the Institute of Politics
(IOP) to talk about the Administration’s work to spur the economy and tools
needed for further growth. Secretary Pritzker joined David Axelrod, Director of
the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, for an armchair
discussion and Q&A session with IOP students, where she discussed her
career background, what the Administration is doing to promote economic growth,

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President Obama: Why I Acted on Immigration

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:18

Ed. Note: President Obama penned an op-ed explaining his decision to do what he can to fix our broken immigration system. This post originally appeared in Gannett newspapers and websites. You can learn more about the President's new steps here. 

 

Audience members react as President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev.

November 21, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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"It's Not Just a Ferguson Problem, It's an American Problem" -- Improving Community Policing

Tue, 2014-12-02 14:26

Yesterday, the President announced that he will take a number of steps to strengthen community policing and fortify the trust that must exist between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

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New Video Provides a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the First 3D-Printed Presidential Portraits

Tue, 2014-12-02 13:25

Something big happened earlier this year at the White House Maker Faire: 
The very first 3D-printed bust of a sitting U.S. president made its debut.
The bust of President Obama was created by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D-digital-imaging specialists, Autodesk and 3D Systems, in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. It took two different technologically sophisticated 3D documentation processes to generate the data needed to create this portrait.
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