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  • Weekly Address: Focusing on the Economic Priorities for the Middle Class Nationwide

    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.

  • Using Citizen Engagement to Solve National Problems

    The government is working together with the public to solve national problems, and achieving amazing things across the country. This year, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is introducing the first Open Government Awards to recognize efforts by 64 member-nations, including the United States, utilizing citizen participation to improve government policies and to better serve their nations.

  • More than 3.74 Million Records Released

    Today's record release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 3.74 million.

  • West Wing Week 6/27/14 or, "POTUS Replies"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week takes us south of the border with the Vice President, to our nation's capital for the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families, and along for the ride as a woman who wrote the President gets a reply... in person.

  • Recognizing the Importance of Fathers

    One out of every three children in America — more than 24 million in total — live in a home without their biological father present.

  • "You Can Ignore the Facts; You Can’t Deny the Facts" -- President Obama on Climate Change

    At the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., President Obama addresses the League of Conservation Voters at its annual Capital Dinner.

  • Securing the Rights of All American Families

    There is nothing more mainstream than ensuring that all families get the respect and protection they deserve.

  • US Ignite Fosters Technology for the Next Generation

    Building on the Administration's efforts responding to the driving demand for gigabit broadband networks, in 2012 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation supported the launch of the US Ignite initiative, a private/public partnership that is fostering transformation of the public sector by accelerating the development and deployment of next-generation applications.

  • Agencies Release Action Plans for Implementing New Performance Goals

    As part of the Administration’s effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal government, agencies have been setting clear, measurable goals to drive better outcomes for the American people. In March, building on our prior goals, the Administration announced new two-year Agency Priority Goals (APG) and new longer-term Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals. The new goals were selected based on their importance in accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity, increasing the efficiency of the Federal government, and ensuring the nation’s long-term fiscal strength.

  • A Day in the Life: Rebekah from Minneapolis

    Today, the President will travel to Minnesota, where he'll meet Rebekah -- a mom from Minneapolis -- for the first in a series of "Day in the Life" trips he'll be taking around the country this summer.