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  • Email from David Plouffe: "We Have to Keep It Up"

    Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe just sent a message to the White House email list, asking people to continue to speak out about extending tax cuts for the middle class. If you didn't get the email, be sure to sign up.

  • $25M in Research Awards to Advance Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative

    Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than$25 million of funding for innovative materials-science research projects. The research awards are a significant milestone for the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a collaborative effort of public, private, and academic leaders to make the discovery, development, and deployment of cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before.

  • What $2,000 Means to Middle Class Families

    Americans from across the country are speaking out about extending tax cuts for the middle class.

  • USAID Launches Development Labs at Seven Universities

    Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a groundbreaking partnership between USAID and seven top universities that is designed to harness the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve global development challenges.

  • From the Archives: President Obama Marks Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a time show thanks to the men and women whose service and sacrifice have helped secure more than two centuries of American progress, but we should spend all our days determined to keep the promises that we've made to all who answer this country's call.

  • West Wing Week: 10/26/12 or "The Difference One Person Can Make"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Conquer the Unthinkable

    Kea Norrell Boyd is an educator for the Wayne County 4-H Mentoring Program, a part of the Children & Youth Institute at Michigan State University Extension. When Kea was tasked at expanding the Wayne County 4-H Mentoring Program, she realized the true importance of offering caring adult mentors to at-risk youth. Kea works to find ways for young people growing up in a high-risk environments a chance to succeed and ways to support them.

  • The Untold Story About the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Violence. Narco-trafficking. Illegal Immigration. A place of great insecurity. Listen to the national media and these are the images they would have you believe define and characterize the U.S.-Mexico Border.

  • Driving Innovation and Change in Government Technology

    Phil Bertolini is the CIO and Deputy County Executive for Oakland County, Michigan. Phil strives to drive innovation and real change in government technology, even in hard economic times. He has proven that with the proper long-term approach, government technology implementation in a tough economy is possible and necessary for the continued provision of critical government services.

  • 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

    Through programs funded by this groundbreaking legislation, police officers and prosecutors are now trained to understand the needs of victims, specialized law enforcement units investigate these crimes, and transitional housing programs help victims rebuild their lives. As a result, annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than 60 percent since the passage of the Act, but more work remains to be done.