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The Year in Review: Tumblr's Top 10 Favorite GIF Series from the White House

Wed, 2014-12-31 15:30

2014 is coming to a close, and that means it's time to look back at the year on the White House Tumblr. 
How'd we do on Tumblr this year? We reached more than 217,000 followers. We took questions from the public, and took over the I Love Charts Tumblr to look at women's equality in the workplace. In June, the President even held his first-ever Tumblr Q&A from the White House State Dining Room, answering questions from Tumblr users on all things student loans and education.

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Top 20 Instagram Photos of 2014

Wed, 2014-12-31 13:50

Secretary Pritzker joined Instagram on January 31st
and shared photos of her at big events and behind the scenes. Below we've
rounded up twenty of the best photos to summarize the year and the progress on
the Open for Business Agenda.

  #WakeUp I start with my #MorningRun #DayInTheLife A photo posted by Secretary Penny Pritzker (@pennypritzker) on Jan 1, 2014 at 3:02am PST
#WakeUp I start with my #MorningRun #DayInTheLife

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The Year in Review: The Most-Watched White House Videos of 2014

Wed, 2014-12-31 12:57

To close out the year, we wanted to share with you the top-viewed videos from the White House in 2014.
As you will see, President Obama taking an unplanned walk on the Ellipse proved to be the most popular piece we released -- and it wasn't even close. There is quite a range in subject matter and style here, including a video featuring a 3D-printed President, addresses to the nation, and a piece with actor Benicio Del Toro. 

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Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:11

As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the United States population will be 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, 2015. This represents an increase of 2,334,187, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014, and 11,345,319, or 3.67 percent, since Census Day (April 1) 2010.In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds.

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The Year in Review: Our 5 Favorite Let's Move! Moments of 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 15:39

From harvesting the White House Kitchen Garden to working to improve school nutrition, we had an exciting and fun 2014 at Let's Move! helping to get kids active and healthy. We even learned that the First Lady's favorite fall vegetable is a sweet potato. But what were some of our favorite moments from Let's Move! this year?

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Getting Higher Quality at Lower Costs: The Biggest Health Story You May Have Missed This Year

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:35

While 2014 is ending with evidence of the dramatic gains in health coverage, a more subtle revolution is occurring in how health care is delivered. Using new authorities created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in partnership with health care providers, payers, and patients, we have made significant advances in getting better care at lower costs by changing the incentives for the way care is given and putting more information in the hands of health care providers and patients.

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What Additional Steps Can We Take to Improve Our Immigration System?

Tue, 2014-12-30 11:06

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people in the crowd following his remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas.

May 10, 2011.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Tyrona R.

Tue, 2014-12-30 10:19

"Our budget is very [tight] and we live month to month. So having this coverage is a huge relief for us."

Tyrona -- a self-proclaimed conservative from Saint Clair, Missouri -- wrote the President to thank him for the Affordable Care Act.
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2014: A Year in Photos

Tue, 2014-12-30 09:52

“For the sixth-consecutive year, I'm thrilled to share my annual Year in Photographs. Each photograph, taken either by me or a photographer on my staff, is accompanied by personal observations about the image. In some instances, there is an interesting backstory to the photograph, which I've included. Most of the moments captured can best be described as behind-the-scenes — that is, photographs taken away from the spotlight of public events.

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What You Need to Know About Changes to the National Defense Authorization Act

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key...

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