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Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM EST
On this day in history, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of his most iconic speeches -- The Gettysburg Address.
Posted byon November 14, 2014 at 5:22 PM EST
Susan T. from Quincy, Illinois recently wrote the President to say thanks for his “courage and conviction to make sure every American has access to health insurance.”
Posted byon November 10, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST
Today, President Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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 24, 2014 at 5:52 PM EST
This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?”
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 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM EST
In 2013, the President announced a bold new goal for the federal government to consume 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2020 -- and federal agencies are already stepping up to this challenge in a big way.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM EST
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.