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Why Diplomacy Matters: Follow Along as the President Heads to the 70th UN General Assembly

“The people of our United Nations are not as different as they are told. They can be made to fear, they can be taught to hate, but they also respond to hope. History is littered with the failure of false prophets and fallen empires who insisted that might makes right, and that will continue to […]

Meet Carolyn Annette Reed, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Carolyn Annette Reed is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu Carolyn Annette Reed If you’re sitting back and enjoying a sandwich at Silver Mine Subs shop in Denver, Colorado, you can thank Carolyn Reed […]

Meet Victor Fugate, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Victor Fugate is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu   VIctor Fugate Three years ago, right after Victor and his wife had their first child, Victor found himself unemployed. Living in Kansas City, Missouri, he […]

Email from Vice President Joe Biden: The State of the Union

Last night, Vice President Joe Biden sent a message to the White House email list, letting readers know that the very best place to watch the State of the Union is at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. Didnt get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here. Were heading to the Capitol this Tuesday, where President Obama will […]

Big Block of Cheese Day Is Back

Join Obama administration officials for a daylong engagement event on social media inspired by President Andrew Jacksons 1837 open house featuring a 1,400 pound block of cheese → http://wh.gov/cheeseday Watch the 2015 State of the Union this year at → http://www.whitehouse.gov//sotu Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to […]

Get Ready: President Obamas State of the Union Address is Three Days Away

Three days from today on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama will head to the U.S. Capitol to speak to the nation in his sixth State of the Union address. The State of the Union is a tradition that dates back to the founding of America. The annual State of the Union address gives presidents a chance […]

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free […]

Being Biden Vol. 19: The State of the Union

In this edition of Being Biden, the audio series that gives you an inside look at the vice presidency, Vice President Joe Biden recounts his experience with past State of the Union addresses and highlights what will make this 2015 speech so special. He reflected on a photo where hes leading the Senate Republicans […]

Weekly Address: State of the Union Is this Tuesday

In this week’s address, the President recounted the stories of letter writers from around the country who will be joining him when he delivers his annual State of the Union Address this Tuesday. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of […]

Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

President Obama believes in the innate curiosity of every child, and our responsibility to ensure that every young woman and girl has the opportunity to achieve her dreams, regardless of what zip code she is born in. This week, as part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students, the White House Domestic […]

Encouraging the Private Sector to Invest in Americas Infrastructure

It’s estimated that it would take $ 3.6 trillion to bring America’s infrastructure up to date by 2020. Across the nation, our bridges, pipelines, roads and railroads are in dire need of repair and modernization. In fact, it would cost $ 600 billion over 20 years to modernize our country’s entire water and sewer systems. […]

West Wing Week: 1/16/15 or, The Little Circle Thing

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything thats happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President continued to preview some of the big ideas that hell propose in his State of the Union address on January 20th. He made announcements on education, on cybersecurity, and on access to reliable broadband Internet […]

President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

On January 16, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks after meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American […]

New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change, Cut Down on Wasted Energy

The United States is now the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world, and developing these cleaner-burning fuel sources to light and heat American homes and businesses is crucial to the President’s energy strategy. But while these important energy sources produce less carbon pollution overall, methane leaks throughout the oil and gas system […]

Securing Our Cyberspace: President Obamas New Steps to Strengthen Americas Cybersecurity

Watch on YouTube We live in a digitally connected world. Almost all business transactions, public utilities, or security measures rely on networks that are connected to the Internet. That is why cyber threats pose an enormous challenge to our country. Whether its rogue hackers, organized criminals, or state actors, our public and private networks are […]

Securing Our Cyberspace: President Obamas New Steps to Strengthen Americas Cybersecurity

Watch on YouTube We live in a digitally connected world. Almost all business transactions, public utilities, or security measures rely on networks that are connected to the Internet. That is why cyber threats pose an enormous challenge to our country. Whether its rogue hackers, organized criminals, or state actors, our public and private networks are […]

New Approach to Conservation Creates New Partnerships, New Jobs

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Agricultures blog. See the original post here. When USDA unveiled the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program last year, I said that this effort would pioneer a new era of conservation. As of today, the program is doing just that — leveraging an unprecedented three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment […]

What You Need to Know About President Obama’s New Steps on Cybersecurity

President Barack Obama tours the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia. He is accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and tour guides Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity & Communications, and Brigadier General Greg Touhill, (Ret.), Deputy Assistant […]

5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

Watch on YouTube Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the areas fiber optic network, and called […]

5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

Watch on YouTube Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the areas fiber optic network, and called […]

Broadband: The Electricity of the 21st Century

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, American business owners, scientists, and entrepreneurs have driven our economy forward and kept the United States leading the way in innovation and global competition. A thread woven through the fabric of our national identity has been having the most productive and highly skilled workforce in the world. A 21st-century […]

State of the YOUnion: YouTube Creators Interview President Obama Live from the White House

Every year since 2010, we’ve invited people around the country to ask President Obama their questions after his State of the Union address. You’ve asked about everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act and even suggestions on baby names.  After President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, January 20, he’s […]

Valerie Jarrett: Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Workers Right, Not a Privilege

Ed. note: Yesterday, Valerie Jarrett wrote the following post on LinkedIn, breaking the news on the actions the President took today to help working parents. See the original post here. Anyone who has ever faced the challenge of raising or supporting a family, while holding down a job, has faced tough choices along the way, […]

Why Our Economy Needs Paid Leave

Building on the momentum created by the White House Summit on Working Families, today the President announced additional steps the Administration is taking to help working families. The President is calling on Congress to give millions of workers the chance to earn up to seven days per year of sick time. He is expanding his […]

The President Speaks on Promoting Community Broadband

President Obama travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa to talk about the importance of expanding access to high-speed broadband Internet, January 14, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the […]

1/15/15: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

These 3 Women Talked with the President Today About Paid Leave:

President Barack Obama places an order with the waitress during a lunch with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Amanda Rothschild, Mary Stein and Morvika Vika Jordan to discuss balancing family and jobs, at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Earlier today, President Obama took a quick […]

President Obama Speaks on Working Families in a 21st Century Economy

On January 15, 2015, President Obama travelled to Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Maryland to talk about the workplace policies we need to help working Americans balance their careers with their needs of their families. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high […]

Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. In the coming weeks, the […]

Get Ready: President Obamas 2015 State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. […]

The Faces of Health Care: Alex M.

"Without insurance, my parents, who are of humble economic means, would surely be in financial ruin for the rest of their lives." Last year, Alex M. from Castro Valley, California wrote the President to thank him for the Affordable Care Act. read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN !-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans […]

Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

In November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans. We are proud to serve as the co-chairs of this federal interagency Task Force, which will focus on the civic, economic and […]

2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit Is Now Open for Business

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Commerces blog. See the original post here. In my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments was welcoming international investors to the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and […]

Email from Dan Pfeiffer: Your Memo for the President

Earlier today, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent a message to the White House email list asking readers what they want to see get done in the Presidents last two years. Didnt get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here. For the past several months, staff across the White House have been […]

President Obama Honors the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama welcomed the San Antonio Spurs to the White House in honor of their 2014 NBA championship win, their fifth title in the past 15 seasons. "This is an organization that has been marked by excellence one of the best in professional sports," the President said. read more […]

The President Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Privacy and Identity

Watch on YouTube In the lead-up to the State of the Union next Tuesday, President Obamas been traveling across the country unveiling some of the ideas hell be talking about in the address. Today, he stopped by the Federal Trade Commission offices to talk about how we can better protect consumers from identity theft and […]

President Obama Honors the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama welcomed the San Antonio Spurs to the White House in honor of their 2014 NBA championship win, their fifth title in the past 15 seasons. "This is an organization that has been marked by excellence one of the best in professional sports," the President said. read more […]

President Obama Honors the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama welcomed the San Antonio Spurs to the White House in honor of their 2014 NBA championship win, their fifth title in the past 15 seasons. "This is an organization that has been marked by excellence one of the best in professional sports," the President said. read more […]

An Education Law that Ensures Opportunity for All Students

Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the first major piece of legislation to support disadvantaged students in America’s public schools: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The passage of that law was significant in that it focused, in President Johnson’s words, on both the “quality and equality in schooling that we offer our […]

The Faces of Health Care: Maria V.

"Thank you so very, very much for giving people like me, who have a pre-existing condition, Obamacare!" read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN !-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

The 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs Visit the White House

President Obama welcomes the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs to the White House, January 12, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

First Lady Michelle Obama & Coach Gregg Popovich of the Spurs Team Up for Joining Forces

Go to http://www.JoiningForces.gov to learn how you can serve our military families as well as they have served us. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American […]

The Faces of Health Care: Maria V.

"Thank you so very, very much for giving people like me, who have a pre-existing condition, Obamacare!" read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN !-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

The President Speaks on Protecting Consumers and Families in the Digital Age

At the Federal Trade Commission offices in Washington, D.C., President Obama delivers remarks on protecting consumers and families in the digital age, January 12, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

The President Speaks on Protecting Consumers and Families in the Digital Age

At the Federal Trade Commission offices in Washington, D.C., President Obama delivers remarks on protecting consumers and families in the digital age, January 12, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

1/12/15: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

Regional Forums to Provide Input and Ideas for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of regional forums to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging on the key issues affecting older Americans. These forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the upcoming 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  Over […]

The President Meets with Congressional Leaders

President Obama delivers remarks before meeting with congressional leadership at the White House, January 13, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

These New Actions by the President Could Make Your Internet Faster:

Watch on YouTube | Share on Twitter/Facebook Fast Internet isnt just a convenience or a luxury its a necessity for economic progress. Unfortunately, too many of Americas communities lack access to high-speed broadband Internet. But Cedar Falls, Iowa a town of only about 40,000 people has broadband thats nearly 100 times faster than […]

The President Speaks About Cybersecurity

President Obama delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, January 13, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

1/13/15: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

Swiss Business and Government Leaders Participate in White House Investment Mission

Senior White House and Cabinet officials today hosted a delegation of leaders of eight Swiss companies in the Roosevelt Room to discuss opportunities to spur new investments and create jobs for American workers. As part of the meeting, the companies announced their plans to invest about $ 8 billion into their combined U.S. operations in […]

Affordable High-Speed Broadband for All Americans

President Obama speaks on the need for affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans, and how certain small cities and towns are taking steps to lay a foundation for broadband access that rivals the most connected cites in the world. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. In the coming weeks, the […]

You’re Invited: The 2015 State of the Union Social

On Tuesday, January 20, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address from the Capitol and right now, you have the chance to participate live from the White House. Today, were announcing the White Houses fourth-annual State of the Union Social a chance for our social media followers to join […]

The Faces of Health Care: Anthony C.

"If it werent for [the Affordable Care Act], my family would be uninsured."    Anthony has spent his life working to help customers with their mortgages. He owned his own mortgage company for 20 years. But when banks started closing up shop, Anthony had to follow suit in 2011. He tried working for a few […]

The Faces of Health Care: Anthony C.

"If it werent for [the Affordable Care Act], my family would be uninsured."    Anthony has spent his life working to help customers with their mortgages. He owned his own mortgage company for 20 years. But when banks started closing up shop, Anthony had to follow suit in 2011. He tried working for a few […]

The Faces of Health Care: Anthony C.

"If it werent for [the Affordable Care Act], my family would be uninsured."    Anthony has spent his life working to help customers with their mortgages. He owned his own mortgage company for 20 years. But when banks started closing up shop, Anthony had to follow suit in 2011. He tried working for a few […]

The Faces of Health Care: April W.

"I just wanted to write you to say this: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Without you and your Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $ 24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it." It was a freak accident. After losing her job at a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky, April had landed a […]

The Faces of Health Care: April W.

"I just wanted to write you to say this: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Without you and your Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $ 24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it." It was a freak accident. After losing her job at a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky, April had landed a […]

The Faces of Health Care: April W.

"I just wanted to write you to say this: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Without you and your Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $ 24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it." It was a freak accident. After losing her job at a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky, April had landed a […]

The Faces of Health Care: Astrid M.

"I am a wife and mother to 2 young children, ages 6 & 10. I am recovering and alive because I had insurance." Something didnt feel right, and Astrid knew it. And in April of 2013, she saw an ENT who found the unthinkable: a brain tumor. But Astrid, the mother of two young children, […]

The Faces of Health Care: Astrid M.

"I am a wife and mother to 2 young children, ages 6 & 10. I am recovering and alive because I had insurance." Something didnt feel right, and Astrid knew it. And in April of 2013, she saw an ENT who found the unthinkable: a brain tumor. But Astrid, the mother of two young children, […]

President Obama Responds to the Attack in France

Updated: 6:36 p.m. ET on January 7, 2015 Watch on YouTube This morning, following the tragic shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Obama released a statement strongly condemning the attack, and offered the Administrations thoughts and prayers to both the victims of the attack and the people of France: I […]

President Obama Responds to the Attack in France

Updated: 6:36 p.m. ET on January 7, 2015 Watch on YouTube This morning, following the tragic shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Obama released a statement strongly condemning the attack, and offered the Administrations thoughts and prayers to both the victims of the attack and the people of France: I […]

President Obama Responds to the Attack in France

Updated: 6:36 p.m. ET on January 7, 2015 Watch on YouTube This morning, following the tragic shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Obama released a statement strongly condemning the attack, and offered the Administrations thoughts and prayers to both the victims of the attack and the people of France: I […]

The Resurgence of the American Auto Industry – in Three GIFs

After nearly a decade of grit and grind, the American auto industry has quite a story to tell. At the start of the century, U.S. automakers were leading global competitors in the industry, producing and selling cars at impressive rates. But the Great Recession hit our auto companies hard sales plummeted, the industry was […]

The Faces of Health Care: Karen M.

"I was a prime candidate for a major heart attack, and because of the anomalies in my hearts structure, I may not have survived it. I am 110% better, back to work, and out of pain. Health care reform gave me that chance."  A small business owner, a primary breadwinner, a working mother of four […]

The Faces of Health Care: Deborah K.

"With my ACA coverage, Im free to own my own business, consulting from home while ensuring I am able to manage my condition and stay healthy."  The day Deborah was laid off, she was wearing a 24-hour heart monitor. She has a chronic autoimmune disorder that requires continuous health coverage. Before the Affordable Care Act, […]

Weekly Address: Americas Resurgence Is Real

In this weeks address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

The President Speaks About Americas Auto Industry — the Heartbeat of American Manufacturing

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan to talk about the auto bailout, and the resurgence of Americas auto industry over the past few years. "I wanted to come here to Michigan because this state proves no matter how tough times get, Americans are tougher," he […]

The President Speaks About Americas Auto Industry — the Heartbeat of American Manufacturing

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan to talk about the auto bailout, and the resurgence of Americas auto industry over the past few years. "I wanted to come here to Michigan because this state proves no matter how tough times get, Americans are tougher," he […]

The President Speaks About Americas Auto Industry — the Heartbeat of American Manufacturing

Watch on YouTube Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan to talk about the auto bailout, and the resurgence of Americas auto industry over the past few years. "I wanted to come here to Michigan because this state proves no matter how tough times get, Americans are tougher," he […]

President Obama Announces Plans to Save Americans Money on Homeownership

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Watch on YouTube President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector. Restoring security to […]

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, Betsaida Alcantara, Secretaria Adjunta para Asuntos Públicos discute los beneficios económicos que hicimos en 2014, que fue el año más fuerte para el crecimiento del empleo desde la década de 1990. En las próximas semanas, el Presidente seguirá dando una vista previa de su discurso del Estado de la […]

The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, delivers remarks on college affordability at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Watch on YouTube Today, the President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students […]

The Employment Situation in December

Today’s solid employment report caps off a strong year for the U.S. labor market, which achieved a number of important milestones in 2014. Total job growth last year was the strongest since 1999, while the unemployment rate fell at the fastest pace in three decades. Although nominal wages fell in December, inflation-adjusted wages have generally […]

The Faces of Health Care: Katherine R.

"We were just about to be a statistic: being over 50 and experience a decline in work and health simultaneously. Im sure Obamacare is why we are still in our home today."    Self-employed for 32 years in Portland, Oregon, Katherine R. and her family had to pay for health care completely out of pocket […]

West Wing Week: 1/9/15 or, SOTU Spoiler Alert!

This week, the President traveled to Michigan and Arizona to preview new policy initiatives from his upcoming State of the Union address on January 20. His actions will focus on helping middle-class families buy a home and land solid, good-paying jobs. Thats January 2 to January 8 or, "SOTU Spoiler Alert!" read more White House.gov […]

Great Strides for Women’s Health Under the Affordable Care Act

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post. See the original post here. President Obama has said repeatedly that “when women succeed, America succeeds.” And over the past year, millions of women have gained the security of knowing that their professional, academic, financial, and personal dreams will not be put in jeopardy if they […]

1/5/15: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

The President Speaks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris

In the wake of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France, President Obama delivers remarks in the Oval Office of the White House, January 7, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

Why Access to Free Community College Matters

America entered the 20th century as the world’s pre-eminent economic power, and in the following decades, it continued to prosper due in large part to its commitment to universal public high school education. We made high school free and universal at a time when other countries called that wasteful, and as a result, we created […]

Why Access to Free Community College Matters

America entered the 20th century as the world’s pre-eminent economic power, and in the following decades, it continued to prosper due in large part to its commitment to universal public high school education. We made high school free and universal at a time when other countries called that wasteful, and as a result, we created […]

The Road to State of the Union: Can You Answer This One Question?

In less than two weeks, the President will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The State of the Union is a tradition thats as old as the presidency itself but heres something we havent always been able to do: Ask you, the American people, what youd like […]

The Road to State of the Union: Can You Answer This One Question?

In less than two weeks, the President will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The State of the Union is a tradition thats as old as the presidency itself but heres something we havent always been able to do: Ask you, the American people, what youd like […]

The President Visits the Nueva Villas Housing Complex

President Obama gives remarks after visiting the Nueva Villas Housing Complex in Phoenix, Arizona, January 8, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

The President Speaks About Housing in Phoenix

President Obama travels to Phoenix, Arizona to talk about our housing market recovery, and announce new plans to increase homeownership, January 8, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick […]

What Theyre Saying About the Presidents Free Community College Proposal

Watch on YouTube Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his "Americas College Promise" proposal, which would make two years of community college free for responsible students across the country. If every state chooses to implement the Presidents proposal, it could benefit about 9 million students every year, saving full-time community college students an average of $ 3,800 […]

President Obama Signs a Condolence Book at the French Embassy

In the wake of the horrific shooting at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Obama stops by the French Embassy to sign a condolence book, January 8, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of […]

Building a More Competitive American Manufacturing Industry with Advanced Composites

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energys website. See the original post here. Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made right […]

West Wing Week: 1/9/15 or, SOTU Spoiler Alert!

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything thats happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and on the road to the State of the Union. This week, the President traveled to Michigan and Arizona to preview new policy initiatives from his upcoming State of the Union address on January 20th. His actions will focus […]

President Obama Speaks on Manufacturing Jobs

Live audio only from Clinton, Tennessee. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project […]

The President Speaks on His Americas College Promise Proposal

President Obama delivers remarks about his new community college proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, January 9, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

Email: Two Years of Community College. For Free.

This afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting the Presidents new proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students. If you didnt get the message, sign up for email updates here. Yesterday, the President announced his "Americas College Promise" proposal. It […]

President Obama Announces New Manufacturing Hub

At Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, the President delivers remarks announcing our newest manufacturing hub, January 9, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

Clinton, Tennessee: The Site of Our Newest Manufacturing Innovation Hub

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden view a 3D-printed carbon fiber Shelby Cobra car during a tour of Techmer PM in Clinton, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "The reason were here is because wherever Americans are doing big things that can help build our middle class and […]

Vice President Biden Speaks to the Student Veterans for America Conference

Live audio only from San Antonio, Texas. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

Email: Reclaiming the American Dream

This afternoon, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro sent the following message to the White House email list. In it, he highlights the progress our housing market has made during President Obamas time in office, and how a new directive from the President will help more American families purchase their own homes. Didnt […]

President Obama Announces Free Community College Plan

Today the President proposed making two years of community college free for anyone whos willing to work for it. His proposal could save a full-time community college student an average of $ 3,800 in tuition per year and benefit about 9 million students per year if they earn good grades and stay on track to […]

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