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The White House Releases Statement on U.S Employment; Unemployment Rates for African Americans Still “Unacceptably High”

Statement on the Employment Situation in February  WASHINGTON, DC – Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in January. You can view the statement HERE. Posted by Jason Furman on

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON SELMA 50: “WE KNOW THE MARCH IS NOT YET OVER.”

In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history — the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham; and the dream of a Baptist preacher — all that history met on this bridge.

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Recent Attacks in West Africa

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Recent Attacks in West Africa   The United States strongly condemns the recent Boko Haram atrocities committed against innocent civilians in Nigeria as well as in Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.  We offer our

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WHITE HOUSE REPORT: Investing in our Future: Helping Teachers and Schools Prepare Our Children for College and Careers

WHITE HOUSE REPORT: Investing in our Future: Helping Teachers and Schools Prepare Our Children for College and Careers   On Wednesday, Republicans on the House Education and Workforce Committee approved H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. The legislation would lock-in

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FACT SHEET: Executive Order Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

FACT SHEET: Executive Order Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order to encourage and promote sharing of cybersecurity threat information within the private sector and between the private sector and government. Rapid information

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FACT SHEET: White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

FACT SHEET: White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection As a nation, the United States has become highly digitally dependent.  Our economy, national security, educational systems, and social lives have all become deeply reliant on cyberspace.  Our use of

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON REQUEST TO CONGRESS FOR AUTHORIZATION OF FORCE AGAINST ISIL

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON REQUEST TO CONGRESS FOR AUTHORIZATION OF FORCE AGAINST ISIL Roosevelt Room 3:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Today, as part of an international coalition of some 60 nations — including Arab countries — our

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President Obama: U.S. VETERANS, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT SIGNING OF THE CLAY HUNT SAV ACT East Room 2:08 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House.  And thank you, Jake, for a moving

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BREAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping Working Families Get Ahead

Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping Working Families Get Ahead   Over the past six years, we’ve rescued and begun to rebuild our economy on a new foundation.  Middle class economics has begun to work.  Now we

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The 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS: EXCERPTS OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S REMARKS

Excerpts of the President’s State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery “We are fifteen years into this new century.  Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and

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THE EBOLA CRISIS IN AMERICA: President Obama: “I Understand People Are Worried…And Scared”

Thursday President Barack Obama met with the press in the Oval Office to discuss how his administration is handling the Ebola Crisis in America. During the press briefing,  President Obama expressed “heartfelt concern” for the two nurses infected with deadly Ebola

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THE EBOLA CRISIS IN AMERICA: President Barack Obama: “We Are Taking This {Ebola Crisis} Very Seriously”

President Obama announced late Wednesday that he has gathered a team of experts together to discuss containment solutions to the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus. After expressing deep concerns over the second nurse to contract the virus, Amber Vinson,

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THE EBOLA CRISIS IN AMERICA: President Obama Cancels All Travel Plans To Hold Emergency Meeting After Third Ebola Case Revealed

President Barack Obama abruptly cancelled travel plans to New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday in order to meet with senior advisors to discuss the growing Ebola crisis.  After repeatedly reassuring Americans that the deadly disease is controllable, the White House has been forced to

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THE EBOLA CRISIS IN AMERICA: President Obama Hosts A Video Conference On Ebola And ISIL

Readout of the President’s Video Conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Today, the President participated in a video conference with his counterparts Prime Minister David

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THE EBOLA CRISIS IN AMERICA: President Obama’s Recent Briefing Regarding Ebola Concerns

Readout of the President’s Meeting on the Domestic Preparedness and Response to Ebola The President met this afternoon with members of his public health and national security team to receive an update on the response to the diagnosis of a

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White House Senior Officials Discuss U.S. Military Action Against Iraq

BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON IRAQ   Via Conference Call     10:10 P.M. EDT          MS. MEEHAN:  Hi, everybody.  This is Bernadette at the National Security Council.  Thank you for joining us for this call

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Iraq Strikes

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY   Statement on Iraq   President Obama has acted expeditiously and appropriately in authorizing targeted military action and providing significant humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq at this very difficult moment when it is vitally

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BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AUTHORIZES MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST ISIS FORCES IN IRAQ

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT   State Dining Room     9:30 P.M. EDT          THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to

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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE PASSING OF RUBY DEE AT 91

Statement by the President on the Passing of Ruby Dee   Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of actress, author, and activist Ruby Dee.  In roles from Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun to

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US DRONE STRIKES ATTACK PAKISTAN – INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WIRE

Suspected US drone strikes hit Pakistan after hiatus Attacks, which follow Karachi airport siege, were given ‘express approval,’ unnamed Pakistan officials say June 12, 2014 2:00PM ET by Philip J. Victor @philjvic Pakistani officials have publicly condemned a pair of

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