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  • Posted by Dan Utech on June 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    A year after the President announced his Climate Action Plan -- a comprehensive plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to combat global climate change -- the Administration has made real progress in advancing the goals in the plan.



  • Posted by Jason Furman on June 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    First-quarter GDP was revised down today, largely reflecting a re-estimation of consumer spending on health care, which was substantially lower than originally reported, as well as exports, which were below the initial estimates.



  • Posted by Byron Auguste, Tom Kalil and Jonathan Greenblatt on June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Today, at a White House roundtable on impact investing, senior Administration officials met with more than 20 private-sector investors answering the President’s call to action by announcing their new commitments to make more than $1.5 billion in investments that intentionally generate sound financial return as well as measurable social or environmental impact.



  • Posted by David Hudson on June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Sylvia Mathews Burwell as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.



  • Posted by Ezra Mechaber on June 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sends an email to the White House list to share the story of Rebekah -- a hardworking mom from Minneapolis who wrote a letter to President Obama.



  • Posted by Ezra Mechaber on June 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Ahead of the Working Families Summit, President Obama stopped by a local Chipotle in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. for a burrito bowl, and a conversation with a few working parents.



  • Posted by Becky Fried, Katie Wetstone on June 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    To celebrate the end of National Oceans Month and one year of progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the White House and the Weather Channel will host “We the Geeks: SUBMERGED!” on Wednesday, June 25, at 2:00pm ET.



  • Posted by David Hudson on June 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    President Obama discusses the need for family-friendly policies in our workplaces, as part of a series of essays leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families.



  • Posted by Colonel Steve Parker on June 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. The landmark legislation was also commonly called the GI Bill of Rights and today, after the passage of successive GI Bills following the Korean War, Vietnam and most recently, the post 9/11 version; is now known simply as the GI Bill.



  • Posted by Kori Schulman on June 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Join a series of Facebook Q&A’s live from the White House Summit on Working Families to discuss issues including workplace flexibility and equal pay.