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Posted byon July 4, 2015 at 4:11 PM EDT
Presidents have held Fourth of July celebrations at the White House for over 200 years. In honor of July 4th, 2015, the President and First Lady will commemorate the occasion with the company of military families, rejoicing in freedom and love for our country.
Posted byon July 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week's address, President Obama wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July to celebrate the nation's independence.
Posted byon July 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM EDT
Three highlights from the President's speech on the economy in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 8:07 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 5:54 PM EDT
The White House hosted a national convening on Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), a pre-booking diversion program that the Seattle and Santa Fe police departments are using to enhance public safety while keeping nonviolent offenders out of jail.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 3:29 PM EDT
On June 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 2:57 PM EDT
While the current regulatory system for biotechnology products effectively protects health and the environment, advances in science and technology since 1992 have been altering the product landscape. That's why today the White House is issuing a memorandum directing the three Federal agencies that have oversight responsibilities for these products— EPA, FDA, and USDA—to develop a long-term strategy to ensure that the system is prepared for the future products of biotechnology, and commission an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT
By now, just about everyone accepts that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are warming our planet and changing our climate in harmful ways. With growing frequency we see headlines about extreme weather events such as heat waves, polar melting, severe drought, and violent storms—a dangerous mix whose costs for our economy and environment will only grow over time. Transitioning to a lower carbon economy is an essential step toward reducing these costs. The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a tool that helps Federal agencies decide which carbon-reducing regulatory approaches make the most sense—to know which come at too great a cost and which are a good deal for society.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 1:09 PM EDT
The President announced that we will extend overtime pay for nearly 5 million people. Nick may be one of them.
Posted byon July 2, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT
The Obama Administration today took decisive action on climate change by curbing the use of the potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)