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Posted byon July 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM EDT
President Obama capped off his three-day tour with a visit to Austin, Texas, where he sat down for coffee with a letter writer, delivered a speech on the economy, and grabbed some lunch at a local BBQ joint.
Posted byon July 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM EDT
Since January, President Obama has taken more than 40 executive actions to help families across the country succeed.
Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM EDT
On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Denver, President Obama talks about the economy, the progress that his Administration has made, and how Republican obstructionism is making it more difficult to help Americans achieve their full potential.
Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM EDT
The President asked you to write him a letter. This is what you sent.
Posted byon July 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas, where he will meet with Americans who’ve written him letters and whose stories -- their challenges and successes -- resonate with folks from across the country.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM EDT
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon July 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
You might be seeing a lot of news about job growth this week. That's because at the beginning of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on our country's general employment situation for the previous month -- and this month's showed good news.
Posted byon July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
The 1.4 million jobs added in the first half of this year are the most in any first half since 1999.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 1:04 PM EDT
President Obama delivers a speech on infrastructure and the economy, with Washington, D.C.'s Key Bridge serving as the backdrop.
Posted byon June 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President discussed his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work hard and sacrifice yet still can’t seem to get ahead.