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Empowering Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

March 25, 2016

Note: This post is co-authored by Barbara Carson and Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator for SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.
This is a great time to be a woman veteran...

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USPTO Puts Data in the Hands of Innovators

March 25, 2016

Guest blog post by Thomas A. Beach, Senior Advisor & Acting Program Manager of Digital Services & Data Analytics

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Population Estimates for Nation's Cities and Counties

March 24, 2016

Four Texas metro areas together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. The population in these four metro areas increased by more than 400,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

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Email from Vice President Joe Biden: "Here’s what this Supreme Court fight comes down to"

March 24, 2016

This morning, Vice President Joe Biden sent the following message to the White House email list, asking Americans to tune in at 12:30 p.m. ET, when he'll speak from Georgetown University Law Center about the very real implications the Supreme Court has for millions of Americans. Tune in here to watch his remarks. And if you didn't get the Vice President's message, sign up for email updates here. 

Good morning, folks --

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President Obama: "My Top Priority Is to Defeat ISIL"

March 23, 2016

In the wake of yesterday's horrific attacks in Brussels, President Obama affirmed our strategy to defeat ISIL and eliminate the threat of terrorism. Here are some key points you need to know:

1. "This is my number one priority."

“This is my number one priority…to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism”-@POTUShttps://t.co/aO4f7LztwL— WH National Security (@NSC44) March 23, 2016

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José Abreu: Mi Sueño, Mi Cuba

March 23, 2016

MLB player José Abreu sent the following message to the White House email list after President Obama and the First Family attended an MLB exhibition game during their historic trip to Cuba. Check out the game: 

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I remember my dream of becoming a professional MLB player, to represent my people and to help those I love through this game. Being born in a country where baseball is the national pastime gave me the foundation to become the person and the player I am today.

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A Look At Six Years of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2016

President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

20 million.

That’s how many people now have the health coverage they need thanks to the President’s health care law. In fact, for the first time ever, more than 90% of Americans have health coverage, putting the U.S. rate of uninsured Americans at 8.8%.

In that same time, our businesses have added 14.3 million jobs — the longest streak of private-sector job growth in history.

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Live Update: The Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

March 23, 2016

President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talk on the phone with Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco to receive an update on a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. The President made the call from the residence of the U.S. Chief of Mission in Havana, Cuba, March 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Speaking in Cuba yesterday, President Obama made a statement on horrific bombings at the Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station in Belgium:

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Startup in a Day and more: Modernizing Entrepreneurs’ Experience of Government through Innovation

March 23, 2016

Summary: 
The President and this Administration are committed to modernizing the experience of government for the American people by leveraging advances in tech and innovation.
“We’...

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What the President's Trip Means to a Cuban American

March 22, 2016

Author Simone Leiro, a Cuban American at the White House. 

This week the President is in Cuba— he is the first president to travel to the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. This historic trip marks a turning point in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. As a Cuban-American, I view this trip as an incredible symbol of new progress for both nations and a beacon of hope for my Cuban brothers and sisters.

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