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Is Your Small Business Social Enough?

August 04, 2016

Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a...

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President Obama Commutes the Sentences of 214 Additional People

August 03, 2016

Today began like any other for 214 federal inmates across the country, but ultimately became a day I am confident they will never forget. This morning, these individuals received a message from the President: your application for clemency has been granted.

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Is Out of Home Marketing Right for You?

August 03, 2016

The internet has drastically affected all types of traditional small business marketing—except for one. Out-of-home advertising is the only type of advertising that hasn’t declined due to digital...

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Closing an Estate Tax Loophole for the Wealthiest Few: What You Need to Know

August 03, 2016

The Obama administration has made considerable progress over the past eight years to make our tax code fairer. This week, the Treasury Department is building on that progress through proposed new rules closing a loophole that allows some wealthy families to avoid paying their fair share in estate taxes. Treasury's action will help working families around the country because, when the wealthiest households are able to use sophisticated techniques to exploit loopholes and reduce the taxes that they owe, more of the tax burden ultimately falls on middle-class taxpayers.  

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Why Emmanuel Odama Is Introducing President Obama at the YALI Town Hall

August 03, 2016

Today, Emmanuel Odama sent this email to share why he'll be introducing President Obama at today's town hall for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Started in 2010, YALI has brought hundreds of thousands of young people across the continent together to make their communities, countries, and continent more prosperous and secure.‎ Emmanuel is one of those young leaders. Didn't get his message? Sign up for email updates here. 

Emmanuel Odama in Uganda

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Follow Along: Welcoming Singapore to the White House

August 02, 2016

WATCH | U.S.-SINGAPORE RELATIONS | GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Watch Live: The President and the First Lady welcome Prime Minister Lee and Mrs. Lee to the State Dinner

 

After more than 30 years, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is returning to the White House for an official state visit. Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome Prime Minister Lee and his wife, Mrs. Lee, to our nation's capitol — eight years after he visited the country during his first year in office.

 

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Harnessing the Potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology

August 02, 2016

Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation—the first-ever event of its kind at the White House—to advance and celebrate the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones. The event will gather experts from government, industry and the academic research community in order to accelerate opportunities and address challenges posed by this emerging technology.

Watch Live: The White House OSTP Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation

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Commerce Department’s Environmental Sustainability Efforts Create a More Efficient Workplace for Employees

August 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability, making the environment one of its five core pillars of its strategic plan. The Department has done tremendous work in helping businesses and communities thrive in a changing environment and have made strides in terms of environmental conservation and awareness.

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President Obama Speaks to Veterans in Atlanta

August 01, 2016

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REMARKS | CARMEN'S STORY | OUR RECORD AND THE WORK AHEAD

Watch President Obama's remarks in Atlanta, Georgia at 1:35pm ET.

 

What service means to Carmen McGinnis, a former Marine

Carmen McGinnis, a former Marine who now helps other veterans as a staff member at DAV (Disabled American Veterans), sent the below message to the White House email list. Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates here.

I knew I wanted to be a Marine by the time I was 16.

Carmen McGinnis

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Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

July 30, 2016

In this week's address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor.

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