Our Top Stories
Read all posts tagged Grab Bag
Posted byon September 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM EDT
Posted byon September 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM EDT
AmeriCorps will mark its 20th anniversary with a nationwide simultaneous pledge ceremony. More than 80 events will take place in all 50 states and territories, kicking off a year of service for some 75,000 AmeriCorps members serving coast to coast.
Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 7:28 PM EDT
This week, the economy added 10 million jobs; the country celebrated 50 years of environmental conservation; and the President spoke about the enduring strength of democracy to the people of Estonia.
Posted byon August 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM EDT
This week, the White House celebrated Women's Equality Day, the National Park Service celebrated its 98th birthday, and President Obama addressed the American Legion, the nation's largest veteran service organization.
Posted byon August 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM EDT
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America's historic beauty and heritage for years to come.
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 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT
In the spirit of making the White House more open and accessible, we're bringing back the Summer Mailbag edition of West Wing Week, where people across the country can ask the White House questions on social media. Ask your questions on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, or Google+ using the hashtag #AskTheWH, and watch West Wing Week to find out if yours gets answered.
Posted byon August 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM EDT
This week, we talked about the imminent danger climate change poses to our world; the President made a statement on the crisis in Iraq; hosted the largest event that any U.S. President has ever held with African heads of state and government; and celebrated his 53rd birthday.
Posted byon August 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM EDT
This week, something happened that hasn't happened since 1997 (hint: it's about jobs), the Vice President participated in #ThrowbackThursday, the Press Secretary surprised a few folks by inviting them to dinner with the President, and the President strolled down Main Street, grabbing some iced tea, touring an antique watch shop, and chatting with local residents along the way. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon July 31, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT
While visiting Parkville, Missouri, President Obama took a walk down Main Street (literally) — talking with residents and visiting some "mom and pop" shops along the way.