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Posted byon December 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., continuing a tradition dating back more than 60 years to First Lady Bess Truman. First Dogs Bo and Sunny joined Mrs. Obama to help spread holiday cheer to the kids and their families.
Posted byon December 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM EST
The Labor Department is issuing a rule to implement Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama in July, to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM EST
More than 100 school superintendents join President Obama in the White House East Room to launch a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM EST
We have asked a lot of service members and their families over the past decade, and in honor of their service, President Obama signed a proclamation to establish November 2014 as Military Family Month.
Posted byon October 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM EST
President Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with Alyce Dixon, the oldest-known living female African American veteran of World War II.
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM EST
USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (better known as WIC) celebrates the program’s 40th anniversary, highlighting four decades of helping improve the lives of millions of infants and children across America.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:12 AM EST
One hundred and fifty years ago, President Lincoln signed a law that forever changed the way we conserve our natural heritage. It might have seemed an odd thing to do at the time. We were in the middle of the Civil War. The fate of our union hung in the balance. Lincoln himself had never even been to California; for a good part of his life, his home state of Illinois was the West.
Posted byon October 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM EST
Yesterday marked the end of a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month across the Obama Administration, an opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contributions the Hispanic community has made to our nation’s rich diversity.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM EST
Millennials are the largest, most diverse generation in the United States. That’s a fact from today’s report from the Council on Economic Advisers on the extraordinary progress our young people are making in this country. Latino millennials have contributed to this advancement significantly, and they will likely make up the majority of young people in the coming years.