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2014 has been an exciting year for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, and given that the initiative launched in May, we had a difficult time limiting our favorite moments to just five.
The initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.
President Barack Obama talks on the phone at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
December 18, 2014.
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"I remember breaking down in tears because no longer was I going to be punished for a disease I never asked for."
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted its
annual Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché consultations at its Alexandria, Va.
headquarters during the week of December 15. Each year since 2007, participants
from the USPTO and other government agencies, organizations, associations, and
universities attend the event to exchange information about international IP
issues and the work of USPTO’s IP attachés. The consultations provide a
platform for all 11 IP attachés to share their accomplishments, participate in briefings
Which phrase do you agree with more: ‘doing well by doing good’ or ‘doing good by doing well’. My sense is that this is a trick question because regardless of what you lead with, which is...Read More
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for America to set the rules for global trade in the 21st century. The agreement aims to expand access to the world’s fastest-growing markets, even as we enshrine higher standards of protection for workers and consumers.
President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
December 19, 2014.
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This week, the President traveled to Fort Dix to thank our troops, took action to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay, and announced historic changes to America's relationship with Cuba. That's December 12th to December 18th or, "Todos Somos Americanos."Read More
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural market access, intellectual property rights protection, innovation policies, and competition law enforcement. Through
sustained engagement over the course of this past year, the United States and