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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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America Is an Arctic Nation

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:14

Climate change is bringing longer, hotter summers to the Arctic, and driving glaciers to retreat. (U.S. Department of State)

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Should a Small Business Advertise on Cable TV?

Tue, 2014-12-02 00:00

I learned something surprising last month: Although Americans are spending more time than ever online, web surfing isn't cutting into their TV viewing. On the contrary, it’s actually leading to...

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Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police

Mon, 2014-12-01 20:25

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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New Commerce Wireless Contract to Save Taxpayers Nearly $25M

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:39

The Commerce Department’s wireless demands, which span
domestic and international markets, are critical to achieving the Department’s
missions and goals. In order to continue providing reliable service while
ensuring the most competitive pricing to date, Commerce recently signed blanket
purchase agreements (BPA) with three major carriers (Verizon, AT&T,
T-Mobile) to provide wireless services. The BPA leverages the
volume of wireless services that Commerce purchases each year to

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Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:10

"On this day, let us rededicate ourselves to continuing our work until we reach the day we know is possible -- when no child has to know the pain of HIV/AIDS and no life is limited by this virus."
--President Barack Obama, World AIDS Day 2014 Proclamation
 

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Three Steps to Help Protect Your Personal Information on Cyber Monday

Mon, 2014-12-01 06:00

The Internet is part of everyone’s life, every day. We use the Internet at work, at home, to connect with those close to us, and to buy goods and services. That’s especially the case today, the Monday after Thanksgiving -- dubbed “Cyber Monday."

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SBA and My Brother’s Keeper Helping Millennials Hire Themselves

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:00

Global Entrepreneurship Week made waves across the world last month as the United States announced it would marshal new partners and lead a $1 billion push to...

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