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Posted byon August 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM EDT
This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.
Posted byon August 18, 2014 at 4:25 PM EDT
Vice President Biden ceremonially swears in former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Posted byon August 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM EDT
The President of the United States must be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. Fortunately, modern Presidents have access to a variety of transportation options, including flying aboard Air Force One. Take a look at the history of this iconic symbol of the presidency throughout the years.
Posted byon August 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, the President talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM EDT
This week, President Obama discussed the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri; the White House announced progress on raising the minimum wage; and the Administration launched the U.S. Digital Service to help modernize our government.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM EDT
President Obama is committed to strengthening Social Security, and empowering seniors to retire with dignity.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM EDT
This week, the President focused on the developing situations both in Iraq and in our nation's heartland, in Ferguson, Missouri. Also, West Wing Week tagged along for the first few hours and days of one of the newest employees here at the White House, and for the launch of the newly created U.S. Digital Service.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM EDT
American business owners advertised 4.67 million jobs in June, the highest number of openings since February 2001—a clear signal that the economy is strengthening.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM EDT
On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones. It marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM EDT
New data from the Department of Commerce show the travel and tourism industry supported 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 jobs from 2012.