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Dr. Jill Biden on Joining Forces: 'America Has Stepped Up' for Veterans

November 11, 2014

Dr. Jill Biden sat down with Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report to talk about our Joining Forces initiative and what businesses and communities can do to support those who have courageously served our nation. This interview originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. You can find the original post here. 

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President Obama Heads to Beijing, Kicking Off Trip to Asia and Australia

November 10, 2014

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One to a red carpet welcome on arrival at Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 10, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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A Free and Open Internet: What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

November 10, 2014

The Internet is the cornerstone of innovation. It should be open and free -- an equal playing field for entrepreneurs, writers, activists, businesses, for all of us to share ideas and unlock new possibilities that will define our future. President Obama is committed to preserving that freedom, and that is why he laid out a new plan to protect it.
So what’s the plan and what’s the principle behind it? Here are some answers to key questions about net neutrality and what the President is doing to ensure a free and open Internet:  

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President Obama Announces the Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

November 10, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks and awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to honorees during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013. Honorees are: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, former President Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye (posthumous), Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Sally Ride (posthumous), Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, Patricia Wald, and Oprah Winfrey.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' on Net Neutrality

November 10, 2014

This afternoon, Senior Advisor for Technology and Economic Policy David Edelman took to Reddit to answer questions about President Obama's plan to keep the Internet open and free.
The "Ask Me Anything" session followed today's statement by President Obama urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up stronger rules protecting net neutrality. During the Q&A session, David answered a range of questions on this important issue. You can see all of the responses on Reddit, or check out the full Q&A below.

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Promotes SelectUSA and Fostering Foreign Investment at APEC in Beijing

November 10, 2014

This past
weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing,
Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews participated in a roundtable with some of
China’s most influential business leaders to discuss fostering investment and
innovation in the world’s two largest economies – the United States and China.

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President Obama Urges FCC to Implement Stronger Net Neutrality Rules

November 10, 2014

President Obama today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.
The President has been a strong and consistent advocate of net neutrality since his first presidential campaign.

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The People's Lawyer: President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch to Be the Next Attorney General

November 08, 2014

"The Department of Justice is the only Cabinet Department named for an ideal. And this is actually appropriate," U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said. "Because our work is both aspirational, and grounded in gritty reality."
Today, President Obama nominated U.S. Attorney Lynch to replace Eric Holder as the next Attorney General of the United States, or "the people's lawyer." As the President said: 

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Weekly Address: This Veterans' Day, Let's Honor Our Veterans

November 08, 2014

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

November 6, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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National Veterans Small Business Week in Review

November 08, 2014

Over the past week, we have been honoring veterans with the second annual National Veterans Small Business Week.  Across the country, with the help of...

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