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More than 5.47 Million Records Released

June 24, 2016

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in March 2016. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 5.47 million —all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Secretary Penny Pritzker and 11 PAGE Members Kick Off GES 2016

June 24, 2016

Yesterday marked the first day of the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  Following the last two successful Summits in Morocco and Kenya, GES 2016 came to Silicon Valley in order to highlight the success of thousands of firms in the area that exemplify America’s entrepreneurial spirit. This year's Summit brings 700 global entrepreneurs together with 300 investors and entrepreneurial supporters, creating a wealth of opportunity for investment, partnership, and collaboration.

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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

June 24, 2016

Today, President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad LGBT equality movement.

The new ‘Stonewall National Monument’ will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community’s uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States.

Check out the video to learn more about the Stonewall Uprising and how it sparked a movement for LGBT equality:

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All Systems Go for NOAA’s First Space Weather Satellite

June 24, 2016

NOAA’s first space weather satellite, DSCOVR, has completed instrument validation and will go operational on July 27, when it will take over the role of monitoring potentially damaging space weather storms as they approach Earth.
DSCOVR, which stands for Deep Space Climate Observatory, brings improved measurements and higher quality data than currently available, giving forecasters better information with which to issue critical space weather warnings and alerts.

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Email from Daymond John: Why I'll Be at Today's Global Entrepreneurship Summit

June 24, 2016

Daymond John, the founder of FUBU and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, sent the below message to the White House email list. Didn't get the message? Sign up here for updates. 

Watch 3:45 pm ET to watch President Obama host a virtual meetup with young entrepreneurs from London, Mexico City, Seoul, and Erbil: 

Watch President Obama participate in a discussion with Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs:

Watch President Obama's conversation with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Live:

 

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SelectUSA: What’s your Next Step?

June 23, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog

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Fund Your Business Without Sharing It

June 23, 2016

Whether it’s a new idea that needs money to start, or an existing business that needs money to grow, there are a lot of funding options that don’t require sharing ownership with investors.  ...

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Live Updates: President Obama on the Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Reform

June 23, 2016

Today, President Obama delivered remarks on the Supreme Court ruling on United States v. Texas, a case which challenged the deferred action policies President Obama announced in 2014. Since the Court wasn't able to reach a decision, the those policies cannot proceed. Here's a quick look at the President's remarks.

President Obama on what was at stake in this ruling:

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Asked & Answered: The President on Making Sure Americans Can Get Lifesaving Treatment

June 22, 2016

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President or a Senior Administration Official and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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Small Business Marketing Tips for the Summer Olympics

June 22, 2016

Every four years the world is fixated for a two-week period on the grandest international stage, the Summer Olympics. This August, Brazil’s second most populous city, Rio de Janeiro, will host...

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