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Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM EDT
This afternoon, the Senate easily confirmed Julián Castro as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), by a 71-26 vote.
Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 10:04 AM EDT
The President's hitting the road this week to meet with working Americans who have written him letters -- from Denver to Austin.
Posted byon July 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas, where he will meet with Americans who’ve written him letters and whose stories -- their challenges and successes -- resonate with folks from across the country.
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 July 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT
Following Dr. Biden’s visit to Zambia, she traveled next to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), her second stop on a three-country visit to Africa.
Posted byon July 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
You might be seeing a lot of news about job growth this week. That's because at the beginning of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on our country's general employment situation for the previous month -- and this month's showed good news.
Posted byon July 5, 2014 at 8:33 AM EDT
Yesterday, true to tradition, the President and First Lady celebrated the Fourth of July by hosting military heroes and their families for an Independence Day celebration with a barbecue, concert, and a view of fireworks on the South Lawn.
Posted byon July 4, 2014 at 2:35 PM EDT
President Obama welcomes 25 service members to the White House on the 4th of July for a naturalization ceremony.
Posted byon July 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT
This week, the President cheered on and congratulated Team USA; we saw a promising jobs report; the President talked about planes, trains, and automobiles in a speech on infrastructure and the economy; and the Vice President reflected on the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act.
Posted byon July 4, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Independence Day by noticing the contributions and sacrifices from individuals throughout the history of this country -- from our Founding Fathers, to the men and women in our military serving at home and abroad.