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  • The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

    College Signing Day highlights the work that the First Lady has been doing across the country to help inspire more young people to reach higher and to rally the country around the President's "North Star" goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. In San Antonio, she's giving that effort a name and an aspiration: The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: POTUS Meets a Robot, and More

    This week, more than 30,000 guests stopped by the South Lawn for the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll; the President traveled to Japan and Korea for his fifth trip to Asia during his time in office; the First Lady and Dr. Biden announced that over half a million veterans and military spouses have been hired through Joining Forces; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.


  • Interactive: What Would $10.10 Mean for Your State?

    Check out our new interactive state-by-state maps, which break down how a $10.10 minimum wage can help workers in each state.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: A Moment of Silence for Boston, and More

    This week, the President observed a moment of silence and announced that 8 million Americans have now signed up for private health insurance through the Marketplace; the Vice President joined the President to cheer on the Soldier Ride, and signed up for Instagram and took his first selfie; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.


  • Celebrating the Second Annual National Day of Civic Hacking

    Next month, for the second year in a row, civic activists, technology experts, and entrepreneurs around the world will gather together for the National Day of Civic Hacking. By combining their expertise with new technologies and publicly released data, participants hope to build tools that help others in their own neighborhoods and across the globe.


  • Business School Deans Meet to Discuss Best Practices for a 21st Century Workplace

    White House senior advisors meet with deans from leading business schools to discuss best practices for business schools that can better prepare their students for the increasing importance of women in the labor force and the prevalence of employees with families where all parents work.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: POTUS Honors Fallen Soldiers, Civil Rights Leaders, and More

    This week, the President honored soldiers who lost their lives last week at Fort Hood, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and picked up his pen to take action toward ensuring equal pay. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.


  • West Wing Week 4/11/14 or, “Love Never Ends”

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


  • Joining Forces Third Anniversary

    Three years ago, the two of us started our Joining Forces initiative. We wanted to show our appreciation for the incredible families across America who do so much for our country. And we wanted to show our support not just with words, but with real, concrete action.


  • Honoring President Lyndon Baines Johnson on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Fifty years after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, President Obama speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library to honor the work and legacy of our nation’s 36th president.


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