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Posted byon March 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM EDT
National Drug Policy Director, R. Gil Kerlikowske, reflects on his recent trip to Newtown, where he met with a drug free communities coalition dedicated to reducing substance abuse.
Posted byon March 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM EDT
In light of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, families and local communities nationwide raised questions about the safety and security of our children. Of course, the vast majority of schools are secure – and our children are safe at school. However, the time is ripe to reassess ways to improve the overall school climate and look beyond simply having more police officers in schools.
Posted byon March 23, 2013 at 5:45 AM EDT
The American people made their voices heard, and the Senate acted to make it harder for criminals and people with serious mental illnesses to get guns, to crack down on anyone trying to funnel guns to criminals, and to reinstate and strengthen a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons. Each of these ideas deserves a vote.
Posted byon February 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM EDT
Today, the Administration is launching five pilot Regional Teams to strengthen collaboration, cut red tape, and reduce permitting timelines.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM EDT
Have questions about what the sequester is, and why American families and our national economy face the threat of harmful budget cuts? Check out this explainer for some background.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT
Vice President Biden speaks at a conference on gun violence at Western Connecticut State University.
Posted byon February 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM EDT
State and local officials share their reactions to the President's State of the Union Address.
Posted byon February 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM EDT
The Citizens Medal is second-highest honor the President can bestow upon a U.S. citizen and this diverse group of achievers emphasize the principles of American intelligence, ingenuity, and integrity. Learn more about this year's recipients.
Posted byon January 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT
Watch the full video of a Google+ Hangout with Vice President Joe Biden.
Posted byon January 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM EDT
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says strengthening our student support systems with more resource officers, psychologists, social works and counselors will help reduce gun violence in our schools and our communities.