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The Year in Review: The Most-Watched White House Videos of 2014

December 31, 2014

To close out the year, we wanted to share with you the top-viewed videos from the White House in 2014.
As you will see, President Obama taking an unplanned walk on the Ellipse proved to be the most popular piece we released -- and it wasn't even close. There is quite a range in subject matter and style here, including a video featuring a 3D-printed President, addresses to the nation, and a piece with actor Benicio Del Toro. 

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The Year in Review: Our 5 Favorite Let's Move! Moments of 2014

December 30, 2014

From harvesting the White House Kitchen Garden to working to improve school nutrition, we had an exciting and fun 2014 at Let's Move! helping to get kids active and healthy. We even learned that the First Lady's favorite fall vegetable is a sweet potato. But what were some of our favorite moments from Let's Move! this year?

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Getting Higher Quality at Lower Costs: The Biggest Health Story You May Have Missed This Year

December 30, 2014

While 2014 is ending with evidence of the dramatic gains in health coverage, a more subtle revolution is occurring in how health care is delivered. Using new authorities created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in partnership with health care providers, payers, and patients, we have made significant advances in getting better care at lower costs by changing the incentives for the way care is given and putting more information in the hands of health care providers and patients.

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What Additional Steps Can We Take to Improve Our Immigration System?

December 30, 2014

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people in the crowd following his remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas.

May 10, 2011.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Tyrona R.

December 30, 2014

"Our budget is very [tight] and we live month to month. So having this coverage is a huge relief for us."

Tyrona -- a self-proclaimed conservative from Saint Clair, Missouri -- wrote the President to thank him for the Affordable Care Act.
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2014: A Year in Photos

December 30, 2014

“For the sixth-consecutive year, I'm thrilled to share my annual Year in Photographs. Each photograph, taken either by me or a photographer on my staff, is accompanied by personal observations about the image. In some instances, there is an interesting backstory to the photograph, which I've included. Most of the moments captured can best be described as behind-the-scenes — that is, photographs taken away from the spotlight of public events.

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What You Need to Know About Changes to the National Defense Authorization Act

December 30, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key...

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2014: The Year in Firsts

December 29, 2014

On day one, President Obama committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history. And six years later, we’re still at it. At the White House, we're constantly looking for new ways to connect with citizens around the country on the issues that they care the most about.

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More than 4.18 Million Records Released

December 29, 2014

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in September 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.18 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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The Year in Review: The Top 10 Moments with First Lady Michelle Obama

December 29, 2014

We're nearing the end of 2014, so we thought it'd be a great time to look back at the First Lady's year online. 
In the past 12 months, the First Lady passed 1 million followers on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts. She took to Twitter, YouTube, Vine, and Tumblr to answer your questions about our troops, education, and healthy eating. She even let Bo and Sunny take over her Instagram account. 

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