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  • President Obama Travels the Country to Promote Opportunity for All

    The President traveled around the country to discuss the four parts of the opportunity agenda he put forward in this year's State of the Union: 1) creating more new jobs; 2) training Americans with the skills to fill those jobs; 3) guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education; and 4) making sure hard work pays off.


  • The First-Ever Virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day" – The White House is Open for Questions

    On January 29th, the Obama Administration is hosting the first ever virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day," during which dozens of White House officials will take to social media for a day long 'open house' answering questions in real-time on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and via Google+ Hangout.


  • Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

    As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.


  • West Wing Week 01/03/14: Best of the West (Wing Week) 2013

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


  • West Wing Week 12/24/13 or, "West Wing Week: The Holiday Card"

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


  • STEM Mentoring Initiative Gains Momentum

    At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.


  • 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.


  • Recognizing World AIDS Day 2013

    In recognition of World AIDS Day 2013, the Department of Justice reaffirms its commitment to eradicating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS across our country. This year’s observance offers us the chance to both reflect on the work we have done in the past year to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS and – due to the sad truth of continuing discrimination – the significant work to be done in the year ahead.


  • The Official 2013 White House Christmas Tree Arrives

    Today, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the delivery of the Official White House Christmas Tree.


  • Small Business Saturday is November 30th

    The day after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses in the holiday season and all they do for their communities.


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