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America’s Response to the Earthquake in Nepal: What We Can Do to Help

Mon, 2015-04-27 18:46

“To the people in Nepal and the region affected by this tragedy, we send our heartfelt sympathies. The United States stands with you during this difficult time.” — Secretary of State John Kerry

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A Message From Space

Mon, 2015-04-27 14:45

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from Medium.
Today, we received an important message from space:

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See the New "Kailua Blue" Obama State China

Mon, 2015-04-27 13:21

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium. 

Planning the for the Obama State China began in the fall of 2011, with Mrs. Obama working with many members of the Residence staff — ushers, chefs, and curators — to draw on their experience with design, form, scale, quantity, and the needs of food service.
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An International Sale is a Gift Until You Get Paid

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00

Actually, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  But exporters are especially concerned, since their buyers might be 10,000 miles away!
So, understanding the four basic ways to get paid...

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“Dream Big” This National Small Business Week, May 4-8

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00

With apologies to baseball and your mother’s apple pie, nothing is more American than National Small...

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The Top 3 Moments of the White House Correspondents Dinner: "Welcome to the Fourth Quarter"

Sat, 2015-04-25 23:41

The White House Correspondents Dinner -- the night when Washington decides to celebrate itself.
As the President said, "Somebody's got to do it."
Ever since the first one kicked off in 1920, the political press corps, members of the Administration, the President, and a few famous faces have gathered to celebrate the importance of journalism to our democracy -- and to face a good roast over the satirical fire. 

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Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

Sat, 2015-04-25 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, April 24, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Week in Review: A Conversation About Our Environment

Fri, 2015-04-24 17:33

From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades in southern Florida to discuss how climate change is affecting our environment and spoke about his trade deal that would protect endangered species from illegal wildlife trafficking. Back at the White House, we reviewed our progress on combating environmental challenges and asked you to share what you would fight to protect for this Earth Week.

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West Wing Week: 04/24/15 or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp"

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:38

This week, the President hosted the Italian Prime Minister, three different sports teams, and a bipartisan group of members of Congress. He also visited the Everglades in balmy Florida to celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye. That's April 17th to April 23rd or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp."

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Asked and Answered: Josie on the Importance of Protecting the Everglades

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:25

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President and an American who wrote him. Check back soon for more — and if you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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