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  • From the Archives: Hanukkah at the White House

    In honor of the Festival of Lights that is currently in progress, here is a gallery of Presidential Hanukkah celebrations and menorahs from the holdings of the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives.

  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.

  • On World AIDS Day, Tracking Our Progress

    On World AIDS Day 2013, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy releases a report outlining the first recommendations and action steps from the HIV Care Continuum Initiative detailing how federal efforts will be integrated to improve outcomes along the care continuum

  • Fast Action

    In 1968, in the thick of the farmworkers’ struggle to gain basic rights and relief from brutal mistreatment, Cesar Chavez didn’t just march or strike or demonstrate − he fasted in order to raise awareness about his movement and highlight the importance of nonviolent resistance. Today, a new generation of activists is going without all food except water – this time to bring attention to the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Building a Smarter, More Efficient Government through “Pay for Success”

    Pay for Success is an innovative approach for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.

  • President Obama Supports High School Redesign to Ensure Educational Excellence

    At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.

  • Learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Vietnamese

    On November 6, 2013, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held a Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese to discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace, a whole new way to shop for affordable, quality health coverage.

  • President Obama Meets with Tribal Leaders Ahead of the White House Tribal Nations Conference

    Ahead of his remarks at tomorrow’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met today with a dozen tribal leaders to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities.

  • Remembering our colleague, Ed Jurith

    It is with great sadness that today we announce the passing of our beloved colleague, Ed Jurith.

  • The First Lady Hosts the First White House Careers in Film Symposium for Students

    This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the doors of the White House to high school students from DC, New York, and Boston to partake in the first-ever White House Careers in Film Symposium.