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Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:50 AM
Subject: Where Does Our National Debt Come From?

The White House Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Good evening,

Chances are you’ve caught bits and pieces of the debate over our debt and deficits here in Washington over the past few weeks. It is important to understand what the deficit and debt ceiling debate is all about, so we’ve put together a few resources to help explain how we got here and what needs to happen in the next week.

If you have questions about the ongoing debate, be sure to check a brand new series called White House “Office Hours,” where you can ask senior administration officials your questions about policy issues via Twitter.

Infographic: Where Does Our National Debt Come From?

We put together a graphic that helps explain where our national debt comes from. It shows the impact various policies have had over the past decade, shifting us from projected surpluses to actual deficits and, as a result, running up the national debt.

You can view the full-size image by clicking below.



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Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:37 PM
Subject: President Obama: 'The entire world is watching"

The White House Your Daily Snapshot for
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

President Obama: "The entire world is watching"

Yesterday, the President addressed the nation on the consequences the stalemate in Congress could have on the stability of our economy. He impressed upon the country the urgency of the negotiations, and also remarked on the best approach to avoid default and cut the deficit.

Watch the video, and read some of the remarks.

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President Obama Welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants
President Obama met with the 2010 World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants, at the White House

Congressional Inaction Halts Aviation Projects Across US
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood emphasizes the large number of American jobs at stake in the Nation's aviation infrastructure, and urges Congress to revisit and pass a Federal Aviation Administration bill.

Introducing the Joining Forces Community Challenge
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden announce a new initiative to recognize and celebrate Americans who make a difference in the lives of military families.


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Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:35 PM
Subject: �Hello, this is the International Space Station�

The White House Your Daily Snapshot for
Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Hello, this is the International Space Station"

At 5:57 a.m. EDT this morning at Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle Atlantis touched down safely. This historic event marked the end of one era of American space flight, but it also marks the transition into a new era of exploration. On July 15, the President spoke with Commander Ferguson and the crew of the mission.

Click here to see the video, and read some of the highlights .

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Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog.

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Commitments to Expand Access to Healthy, Affordable Food (video)
First Lady Michelle Obama announces nationwide commitments from major food retailers to open or expand over 1,500 stores to help provide healthy, affordable food to millions of people in underserved areas.

Shutting Down Duplicative Data Centers
As part of the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste, we will shut down 178 data centers in 2012, bringing us to a total of 373 data centers that will be closed by the end of next year.

President Obama Supports the Respect for Marriage Act
President Obama expresses his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which will be introduced in the Senate on July 20

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Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:52 PM
Subject: "If you want to be a leader, then you got to lead"

The White House Your Daily Snapshot for
Saturday, July 23, 2011

"If you want to be a leader, then you got to lead"

Last night, President Obama held a press conference to provide an update on the ongoing budget negotiations to get our fiscal house in order. Unfortunately, Speaker Boehner walked away from these negotiations as they worked towards a big deficit and debt reduction package.

Today, the President will meet with members of both parties, including Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi, to continue to hammer out a deal to ensure that Congress acts to reduce our deficit and prevent America from defaulting on its obligations.

Watch the video and read the highlights.

President Obama speaks at a news conference Friday night

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House, July 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy).

Weekly Address: A Bipartisan Approach to Strengthening the Economy

President Obama discusses the urgency of Democrats and Republicans coming together to take a balanced approach to cutting the deficit to strengthen our economy and secure our future.

Watch the video.

Weekly Wrap Up

Your quick look at happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov

Deficit Talks: President Obama believes the current debt crisis offers a chance "to do something big and meaningful" and in an editorial he wrote for USA Today, he urges leaders "to seize the opportunity." The President stressed the urgency of the looming deadline in a press conference where he repeated his commitment to solving the issue through shared sacrifice. At a University of Maryland town hall, he told the crowd he was willing to make tough choices.

Protecting Consumers: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially launched on July 21, one year after the Wall Street Reform Act was signed into law. President Obama nominated five-time Jeopardy champion Richard Cordray to lead the new agency. Learn what this means for you.

Food Deserts: Millions of Americans don’t have access to affordable healthy food. First Lady Michelle Obama announced new commitments from businesses designed to change that. Companies including Walgreens and Walmart have committed to opening or expanding over 1,500 stores to better serve the 23.5 million Americans living in low-income areas.

Space Shuttle: Although the final flight of Atlantis marks the end of one era, it ushers in a new frontier of space exploration. Watch as the President makes a call to the crew.

Focus on Jobs: Treasury announced the single largest round of awards in the history of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund, looking to spark economic growth across the US. Almost $150 million will go directly to financial institutions in rural and urban communities for the purpose of increasing lending for low-income Americans.

Campaign to Cut Waste: As part of the President’s initiative to decrease wasteful spending, 178 data centers around the country will be shut down in the coming year, eliminating millions in misspent tax dollars. Learn more about this shut down.

Don't miss behind the scenes footage on West Wing Week: The President welcomed a civil rights icon, placed a call to space, made an important personnel announcement - all the while staying focused on finding a balanced solution to deficit reduction.

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