In this new White House White Board, Brian Deese, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, explains how the payroll tax cut helps families, businesses, and the economy -- and why it's so important to extend the tax cut for 2012.
Last week, four amazing African-American women were honored as White House Champions of Change for their work in expanding opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
December 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM ET by Christopher R. Upperman
If Congress doesn't act before the end of the year, taxes for the middle class will go up. Check out our countdown clock to see how much time is left and tax cut calculator to see what this will mean for you and your family.
The African American Policy Conference brings together leaders in the African American community for a dialogue with senior administration officials on the Administration's policies and its efforts to create jobs.
Today President Obama designated Fort Monroe -- a historic fort in Virginia’s Tidewater region that was integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S. military -- as the 396th unit of the National Park System
USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council Gayle Smith, answer questions about the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes discuss the American Jobs Act and the Creating Pathways to Opportunity report during an "Open for Questions" session with The Root.
On Thursday, October 20th, the White House will host a special "Open for Questions" conversation about the Pathways to Opportunity Report and the American Jobs Act. Submit questions now and tune in on the 20th at 5:30pm ET.
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication on the National Mall, Representative John Lewis reflects on August 28, 1963, the day of the March on Washingtonon, and the works of Martin Luther King, Jr.
October 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM ET by Rep. John Lewis
The White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Council on Women and Girls host members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), an initiative launched in coordination with the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer draws the obvious conclusion from economists' estimates of the President's American Jobs Act and the proposals from Congressional Republicans: Congress should pass the American Jobs Act right away.