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Weekly Address: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

June 06, 2015

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

June 5, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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The Terms of Trade: Questions and Answers on the President's Trade Deal

June 05, 2015

As Congress moves forward in its work on America’s trade policy, you may be hearing a lot of back and forth about the process and substance of the new, high-standards trade agreement the Administration is negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  

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Export Success Series: Chilean Exports Save Thirty Plus Jobs

June 05, 2015

In recent years, American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), a custom ambulance production company based in North Carolina, has increased exports to several countries—namely, Chile. Addressing the growing demand for safe, custom-made emergency vehicles, Chile has become a vital partner with AEV. 

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President Obama Honors the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants at the White House

June 05, 2015

President Barack Obama joins the Giants team for a group photo during an event to welcome the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House to honor the team and their 2014 World Series victory, in the East Room, June 4, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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West Wing Week: 06/05/15 or, “Two Rules”

June 05, 2015

This week, the President met with one of our oldest European allies, held a Q&A with 75 young Southeast Asian leaders, awarded two medals of honor posthumously, and welcomed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to the White House. That’s May 29th to June 4th or, “Two Rules.” 

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Asked and Answered: What 10-Year-Old Yadid Asked the President

June 05, 2015

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President -- or a Senior Administration Official -- and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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The Employment Situation in May

June 05, 2015

The economy added 280,000 jobs in May—the strongest month of the year so far—as wages continued to rise and the participation rate ticked upward. We have now added 5.6 million jobs over the past two years, the best two-year job growth since 2000. Although the job market has made considerable progress throughout this recovery, challenges remain for our economy and there is more work to do.

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Behind the Lens: Photographing an American Hero

June 05, 2015

Six years ago — on June 6, 2009 — I photographed Cory Remsburg for the first time.

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses Importance of Travel and Tourism Industry at IPW in Orlando

June 04, 2015

On Monday, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Orlando and spoke at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW event. IPW is the world’s largest travel and tourism trade show dedicated to the sale of U.S. goods and services. During her remarks, she also issued the 2015 Spring Travel Forecast, which showcases America as a premier travel destination with continued international visitation growth through 2020.
 

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Why the President’s Trade Deal Is the Best Ingredient to Empower Women in Business

June 04, 2015

½ lb butter, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, flour, salt, oatmeal, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips. Separate and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
That’s the recipe for freckled oat cookies, and a delicious artifact of my life as an accidental entrepreneur.

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