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Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Inductions - Recognizing the most bleeding-edge innovators in the world @ the White House

June 16, 2015

Yesterday, we had occasion to celebrate this amazing country's inventors, researchers, innovators and STEM-focused small businesses and entrepreneurs.  It was an especially important occasion for...

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Franchise Buying Tip: Bounce Your ideas Off of Others

June 16, 2015

Bouncing your ideas off of others is a strategy that can and should be used before making any major purchase, like the purchase of a franchise business – especially because it’s easy to lose...

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President Obama Celebrates White House Mentees

June 15, 2015

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Earlier today, President Obama took part in a ceremony honoring the D.C.-area high school students in this year's White House Mentorship and Leadership Program.
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Expanding the Reach of National Service in Baltimore

June 15, 2015

AmeriCorps members assemble energy kits in Baltimore, MD, June 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the Corporation for National and Community Service)

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3 Years Later, Hundreds of Thousands of DREAMers Continue to Benefit from Deferred Action Policy

June 15, 2015

Three years ago today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would implement a policy to make our immigration enforcement policies smarter and more representative of our values as a nation. The policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA), has allowed many young people who were brought to the United States as children to step out of the shadows so they can fully contribute to our economy and our society.

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This Day in History: The Magna Carta, a Foundation of Our Democracy

June 15, 2015

Eight hundred years ago today, King John of England sealed the Magna Carta, a groundbreaking legal document that served as the foundation for our constitutional democracy.
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Financial Disclosure Reports Now Available

June 15, 2015

Public Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 278) for White House officials are now available. Interested parties may request reports electronically by completing the application form available here.
Once the application form is submitted, reports will be sent via email in PDF format as quickly as possible. Please call the press office if you have any questions.

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Join a Virtual Stop on the “Lead on Leave” Tour

June 15, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here. 

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Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

June 15, 2015

On Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jill Biden took part in the christening ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The ship is named after former Congresswoman and Navy spouse Gabby Giffords. In the words of Dr. Jill Biden, Gabby is part of “an incredible military family, who gives true meaning to the ideals of honor, courage, and commitment.” Dr. Biden, a proud military mom herself, was asked to be the ship’s sponsor. 

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Newest Class of Commercial Service Officers Sworn-in By Secretary Pritzker

June 15, 2015

Today, in a formal swearing-in ceremony, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker welcomed 27 Foreign Commercial Service officers and one Intellectual Property Attaché from the Patent and Trademark Office to the Commerce team.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  The new officers will use their unique skills to match U.S.

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