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NEW REPORT FROM TREASURY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS: THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION As the President Calls on Congress to Keep Interest Rates on Student Loans from Doubling, Report Shows Higher Education Critical to Economic Opportunity and Mobility

NEW REPORT FROM TREASURY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS: THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION As the President Calls on Congress to Keep Interest Rates on Student Loans from Doubling, Report Shows Higher Education Critical to Economic Opportunity and Mobility WASHINGTON – A new

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Obama Administration Releases Report on America’s Agricultural Economy and Announces Commitment to Invest over $2 Billion in Rural Small Businesses

Obama Administration Releases Report on America’s Agricultural Economy and Announces Commitment to Invest over $2 Billion in Rural Small Businesses   WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama will announce investments to help rural small businesses expand and hire.  Home to some of the

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REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT DISNEY PRESS CONFERENCE

  Newseum Washington, D.C.   11:13 A.M. EDT          MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everyone.  Good morning.  Oh my goodness.  I am so thrilled to be with all of you today, and I want to start

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Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities Across the Country

  Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities Across the Country   Awards Latest Step by Administration to Leverage a Broad Range of Domestic Resources, Advancing Cheaper Technologies for Coal-Fired Energy Plants and Training the Next Generation of

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FACT SHEET: Helping Americans Manage Student Loan Debt with Improvements to Repayment Options

FACT SHEET: Helping Americans Manage Student Loan Debt with Improvements to Repayment Options   WASHINGTON, DC – In today’s economy, higher education is not a luxury – it’s an imperative that leads to better jobs and a strong middle class.

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We Can’t Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth

 We Can’t Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth   Today, the White House announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to

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PRESIDENT OBAMA ON REFORMING HEAD START: “It Is Absolutely Imperative That We Make Sure The United States is the Place Where We’ve Got the Best-Trained, Best-Educated Young People”

      REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON HEAD START Yeadon Regional Head Start Center Yeadon, Pennsylvania   11:43 A.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody, please have a seat.  It is great to be in Yeadon, great to

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We Can’t Wait: President Obama Takes Action to Improve Quality and Promote Accountability in Head Start Programs

    We Can’t Wait: President Obama Takes Action to Improve Quality and Promote Accountability in Head Start Programs   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the President will announce important steps to improve the quality of services and accountability at Head

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BREAKING NEWS: Readout of President Obama’s Cabinet Meeting on the Emergency Situation in Egypt

  Readout of the President’s Cabinet Meeting The President’s meeting with his Cabinet this morning began with an update on several national security issues including the ongoing events in Egypt as well as Afghanistan and Iraq.  With regard to Egypt,

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Statement from White House Drug Policy Director on Synthetic Stimulants, a.k.a “Bath Salts”

  Statement from White House Drug Policy Director on Synthetic Stimulants, a.k.a “Bath Salts”   Washington, D.C. – Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the following statement following recent reports indicating the emerging threat of synthetic

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SITUATION IN EGYPT

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SITUATION IN EGYPT   State Dining Room     6:33 P.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  My administration has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt, and I know that we

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WEEKLY ADDRESS: “America Will Win the Future by Out-Innovating, Out-Educating, and Out-Building Our Competitors”

WEEKLY ADDRESS: “America Will Win the Future by Out-Innovating, Out-Educating, and Out-Building Our Competitors”   WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama called Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin an example of how America can win the future by

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JUST IN: Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Washington, DC   As Prepared for Delivery—   Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

  WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Written By Tracey Ricks Foster, Editorial Director of Washington Review & Commentary   In his State of  the Union Address, President Barack Obama will endeavor to build

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BREAKING NEWS: STATE OF THE UNION PREVIEW – Official White House Video

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HU OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AT AN EXCHANGE OF TOASTS AT STATE DINNER

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HU OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AT AN EXCHANGE OF TOASTS AT STATE DINNER   State Dining Room     7:51 P.M. EST     PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good evening, everybody.  Please have a

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Readout of White House Drug Policy Deputy Director David K. Mineta’s Participation in a Veterans Substance Abuse Treatment Roundtable in Brooklyn, NY

Readout of White House Drug Policy Deputy Director David K. Mineta’s Participation in a Veterans Substance Abuse Treatment Roundtable in Brooklyn, NY   Washington, D.C. – Today, David K. Mineta, Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for National Drug Control Policy

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State Legislators: What They’re Saying About the Affordable Care Act

State Legislators: What They’re Saying About the Affordable Care Act   As Congress considers legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, it’s important to take a look at who is opposing repeal. Here’s what state legislators are saying:  

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BREAKING NEWS: President Obama’s Statement Regarding The Passing Of Sargent Shriver

I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Sargent Shriver, one of the brightest lights of the greatest generation. Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Sarge came to embody the idea of public service. Of

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White House Blog Posted By First Lady Michelle Obama: “An Open Letter to Parents Following the Tragedy in Tucson”

An Open Letter to Parents Following the Tragedy in Tucson Posted by First Lady Michelle Obama on January 13, 2011 at 06:07 PM EST   Dear parents,   Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and

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