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Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM EDT
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is proud to announce its first class of E3! Ambassadors, 32 young leaders from across the nation committed to improving the quality of life and opportunity for young AAPIs.
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 1:53 PM EDT
The White House hosts "We the Geeks: Miss America" to hear from the Miss America STEM scholarship winners as they share their stories from crowns to classrooms, personal role models, and advice for the next generation of women in STEM.
Posted byon September 15, 2014 at 5:20 PM EDT
Jonathan Bruno is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.
Posted byon August 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT
More Americans died in 2011 each day from drug overdoses than from traffic crashes – and about half of those overdoses involved opioids, a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers.
Posted byon August 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM EDT
The White House welcomes outstanding students and teachers from across the country for the Presidential Environmental Education Awards National Recognition Ceremony.
Posted byon July 22, 2014 at 2:59 PM EDT
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat discuss their experiences as members of the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM EDT
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM EDT