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  • First Lady Michelle Obama Receives the 2012 White House Christmas Tree

    First Lady Michelle Obama greets the official White House Christmas Tree, which will be displayed in the Blue Room.

  • 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.

  • President Obama Discusses Hurricane Sandy

    As Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the East Coast, federal teams are working with state and local officials to prepare for days of severe weather in communities stretching from North Carolina to Maine.

  • Helping Veterans 'Get Skills to Work'

    A unique private sector coalition aims to help 15,000 Veterans translate their military experience to advanced manufacturing opportunities.

  • An Inclusive Vision Of Entrepreneurship

    The Small Business Administration is focused on ensuring that small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access and opportunity they need to turn great ideas into viable and successful businesses, and continues to look for new ways to support and strengthen women small business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • West Wing Week: 10/05/12 or "Operation Educate the Educators"

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

  • Cross Post: Director Kerlikowske's Statement on Prescription Drug Abuse

    As part of the launch of The Medicine Abuse Project, an initiative of The Partnership at, Director Kerlikowske provided a statement on the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

  • Volunteering and Having Fun

    As a seventh grader, Bradley Blizard discovered an opportunity to combine his passion for baseball and helping others. After volunteering for a program called Miracle League, an organization that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to participate in baseball games, he brought the idea to his advisor at the Kiwanis Builders Club at Jamestown Middle School. The Builders Club has adopted the Miracle League project as an annual service project, and has helped more than 100 disabled children each year enjoy the game of baseball.

  • Paying it Forward to Build Food Security

    In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.

  • Food – People – Power

    Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.