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Posted byon September 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM EDT
Five years after Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy, we want to help everyone get the context and see the full picture. Check out a behind-the-scenes look of the decision-making process that you won't find anywhere else.
Posted byon September 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM EDT
From the State Dining Room of the White House yesterday, the First Lady addressed a diverse cross section of leaders from food and media industry executives, advocates, parent leaders, government agency representatives and researchers about the power of marketing in influencing kids’ food choices and the need for leveraging this power toward healthier food options for our nation’s children.
New Data: Most of the Increase in Employment is in Full-Time Positions Since the Affordable Care Act Became LawPosted byon September 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM EDT
New data in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Employment Report show that of the increase in employment since the Affordable Care Act became law, more than 9 out of 10 positions have been full-time.
Posted byon August 31, 2013 at 5:45 AM EDT
President Obama discusses Labor Day and reflects on the contributions of the working men and women in our country.
Vice President Biden Swears in ATF Director, Announces Two New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun ViolencePosted byon August 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM EDT
Vice President Biden swears in B. Todd Jones as the first permanent Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in seven years, and announces two new executive actions that build on the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan he and the President laid out on January 16, 2013
Posted byon August 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM EDT
Shortly after he took office, the President tasked the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan with rethinking the federal approach to disaster recovery, which resulted in the creation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
Posted byon August 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama notes that while college education has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive, which is why he proposed major new reforms this week to make college more affordable for middle class families and those fighting to get into the middle class.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM EDT
President Obama went to Lackawanna College in Vice President Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania for the final stop of his college affordability bus tour.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM EDT
A quick look at what was going on at the White House from August 19-23, 2013.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT
Here’s a look at some of the initial reviews coming in from the higher education community, lawmakers and other stakeholders about President Obama's ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and their families.