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Q&A: What You Need to Know About the Fix to No Child Left Behind

December 07, 2015

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to fix No Child Left Behind. The Obama administration is calling on the Senate to move the legislation quickly to the President’s desk for him to sign. 

As Secretary Arne Duncan said earlier this week, No Child Left Behind has long been broken. Since the beginning of his time in office, President Obama has joined educators and families calling on Congress to fix this outdated law. 

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American Innovation in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

December 07, 2015

In 1939, the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair captured America’s imagination by predicting a future of self-driving cars, navigating America’s highways and winding roads unaided by human intervention. Now, 76 years later, advanced technology has allowed American innovators to start testing cars that bring this vision to life. 

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Majority of Americans Use Multiple Internet-connected Devices, Data Shows

December 07, 2015

Cross blog post by Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 
For many Americans, the days of connecting to the Internet solely through a stationary desktop computer are over. Going online now means shopping on a tablet, using a PlayStation to watch movies, or checking email on a smartphone.

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NOAA Releases Rare Images of U.S. Navy Seaplane Lost in Pearl Harbor Attack 74 Years Ago Today

December 07, 2015

NOAA and University of Hawaii archaeologists released rare images of a U.S. Navy  airplane sunk during the opening minutes of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on Oahu on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.

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President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

December 05, 2015

On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: Keeping the American people safe.

He will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. He will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism -- including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it. 

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Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

December 05, 2015

In this week's address, the President offered his condolences to the families and community of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting.   He recognized the possibility that the two attackers may have been radicalized, a reminder to all of us that we need to work together to prevent people from falling victim to attempts by extremist organizations to encourage violence.  The President called on Congress to close the loophole that allows people on the No-Fly list to purchase guns, a simple and logical step that would make it harder for potential terrorists to acquire weapons.  And he

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West Wing Week: 12/04/2015 or, "Fromage!"

December 04, 2015

This week, the President traveled to Paris, France, to speak with world leaders and lead a global effort to confront climate change — as well as partner with the private sector to spur innovative, clean energy growth. And when he got back home, it was time to kick off the holiday season, and the White House was all decked out for the occasion. That's November 27th to December 3rd or, "Fromage!"

Friday, November 27

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From Education to Housing Costs, the American Community Survey Provides 10 Years of Local Statistics for Every Community Nationwide

December 04, 2015

For 10 years, the American Community Survey has provided U.S. communities with detailed information critical for making informed decisions about their people, places and economy. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest American Community Survey five-year statistics, allowing users for the first time to compare two nonoverlapping five-year data sets: 2005-2009 and 2010-2014.
Users can now identify trends for social and economic characteristics for even the smallest communities on a more frequent basis.

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The Employment Situation in November

December 04, 2015

The strong pace of job growth continued in November as the unemployment rate held at its lowest level since April 2008 and labor force participation ticked up. We have added more jobs over the past three years than in any three-year period since 2000, and wages are continuing to rise. Nevertheless, we have more work to do to drive further job creation and faster wage growth.

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President Obama on the Shooting in San Bernardino

December 03, 2015

A horrific shooting in San Bernardino, California has claimed the lives of at least 14 people. Details are still emerging, and federal and local law enforcement are on the ground to secure the area.

UPDATE:

After meeting with his national security team, the President spoke further about the shooting in San Bernardino today in the Oval Office. Watch it here: 

In an interview with CBS, President Obama spoke about the ongoing situation in California and the unacceptable pattern of mass shootings the U.S. is facing. Watch it: 

 

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