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Posted byon June 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM EST
On Monday, President Obama announced his intent to appoint Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the University of Michigan focusing on labor, women, and families, to the Council of Economic Advisers.
Posted byon June 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM EST
Cecilia Muñoz sends a message to the White House email list, asking people to share their American stories.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM EST
Last week, we released the 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report (ADAM II), a long running study that reveals the percentage of arrestees in certain U.S. cities/counties testing positive for at least one illegal drug at the time of arrest. Typically, however, the annual ADAM report does not include findings about alcohol use. Why? Here are three reasons.
Posted byon May 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM EST
The National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the Audacious Goals Initiative last year to drive innovation in vision research for the next decade and beyond. To encourage the broadest possible range of ideas and participants in this Initiative, the NEI held a prize competition to identify “Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation,” open to submissions from August through November 2012.
Posted byon April 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM EST
Kimberly Hill Knott shares how she became involved with climate issues in her community.
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 3:51 PM EST
Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. The competition challenged developers and entrepreneurs to demonstrate how the open data available about most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. Prizes like the Apps for Vehicles Challenge are now a standard tool for open innovation in every Federal agency’s toolbox.
Posted byon March 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM EST
Valerie Jarrett spoke at the Department of Education's Higher Education Program Project Directors' Meeting, an event that gathered thousands of people who are working tirelessly to ensure a better education for all.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM EST
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 4, 2013 at 6:04 PM EST
The release of a postage stamp honoring Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birthday commemorates the courage and legacy of the American civil rights icon.
Posted byon January 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM EST
The Obama Administration has made extraordinary progress in developing a clean energy economy and protecting our environment for years to come.