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  • The Faces of Health Care: Alex M.

    Until January of 2014, Alex’s parents had been without health insurance since the recession. But under the Affordable Care Act, they were able to get quality, affordable insurance.

  • The Faces of Health Care: Katherine R.

    Self-employed for 32 years in Portland, Oregon, Katherine and her family had to pay for health care completely out of pocket and could never rely on unemployment during hard times. But the Affordable Care Act came just in time for her and her family.

  • How Did We Do That? The White House Digital Holiday Decorations

    The 2014 White House holiday decorations included an interactive digital snowscape - see a behind the scenes guide of how it works!

  • Helping to Boost Business Development for Native American Entrepreneurs

    Native American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.

  • What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America:

    Secretary Tom Vilsack gives an update on how the United States Department of Agriculture is making a difference for Americans in rural areas -- the first in a "Keeping Up with the Cabinet" series.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    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.

  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    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.

  • Paying for Success to Transform Learning

    There is a large gap between the relatively modest impact that technology has had on education in the United States and the transformative impact that technology has had on many aspects of our economic and social life. Advances in our understanding of how people learn and the explosion in information technologies are poised to transform learning and make it more interactive, personalized, and effective for American students.

  • Biofuels and Our Clean Energy Future

    The Departments of the Navy, Agriculture, and Energy announce new contracts to accelerate the development of cost-competitive advanced biofuels for use by the military and commercial sectors.

  • Identifying Breakthrough Life Science Research Technologies

    Every so often, a new tool, technique, or instrument completely revolutionizes how we do research. These tools and techniques are quickly ingrained into the research enterprise, catalyzing breakthrough discoveries and making it difficult to imagine life without them.