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#ThanksDave: Our 3 Favorite Moments Between President Obama and David Letterman

Wed, 2015-05-20 20:52

 

“We’ve grown up with you. The country has – after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit a joy a little bit of laughter – it has meant so much. You’re part of all of us.”
– President Obama to David Letterman, May 4, 2015

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America's Trade Ambassador: Tackling Environmental Challenges Through Trade

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:11

Ed. note: The following was originally posted on Tradewinds, the official blog of the United States Trade Representative. You can read the original post here. 

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Before You Export, Get On-the-ground Help

Wed, 2015-05-20 00:00

Every year during the third week of May, the President of the United States ...

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What Top Officials Charged with Keeping Our Nation Safe Are Saying About the TPP

Tue, 2015-05-19 19:46

It is certainly true that America’s trade policy plays a large role in the resurgence and strength of our economy – but that’s not the only role it fills. Our trade policy also sits at the core of our strategy to keep America and our allies safe in the 21st century. 

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Unlocking Wind Power Across America

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:31

Now available in 39 states, wind power has emerged as an important source of American clean energy – and there’s potential for even more. Today, the Energy Department released a new report – Enabling Wind Power Nationwide  – that shows how the next generation of wind turbines can help expand wind power in all 50 states.
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Announcing New Steps to Promote Pollinator Health

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:00

Pollinators are critical to the Nation’s economy, food security, and environmental health. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, and helps ensure that our diets include ample fruits, nuts, and vegetables. This tremendously valuable service is provided to society by honey bees, native bees and other insect pollinators, birds, and bats.

A honey bee, with pollen attached to its hind leg, pollinating a watermelon flower. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus/USDA)

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Finding That Perfect Franchise: You May Not Get A Sign

Tue, 2015-05-19 00:00

Lots of people who are interested in becoming franchise owners think that the way they’re going to find that perfect franchise … the way they’re going to “know,” will involve some type of...

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This Day in History: The Creation of Head Start

Mon, 2015-05-18 20:15

Lady Bird Johnson attends the ceremony for National Head Start Day, June 30, 1965. Front row, left to right: Timothy Shriver, Robert Shriver, Danny Kaye, Lady Bird Johnson, Mrs. Lou Maginn (Director of a HeadStart project in East Fairfield, Vermont), Sargent Shriver. (LBJ Presidential Library)

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Why President Obama Is Taking Steps to Demilitarize Local Police Forces

Mon, 2015-05-18 19:44

Today, President Obama traveled to Camden, New Jersey -- a city that has struggled with one of the nation's highest violent crime rates.
Dedicated to building a stronger, safer community, the Camden County Police Department and the community have worked together to help police do their jobs more safely, to reduce crime, and to create more economic opportunity in communities that have been saddled with a history of isolation. 
As President Obama said, it will take a concerted, "all-hands-on-deck" effort to change the odds for these communities: 

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10 of Our Favorite Replies from Day One of the @POTUS Twitter Account:

Mon, 2015-05-18 18:59

Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015

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