President Obama on Budget Talks: What’s at Stake & Why It’s Important to the American People
In his address to the public, President Obama states of a possible government shutdown, “The economic damage from a government shutdown would mount very quickly. And the longer it dragged on, the greater the odds of a renewed recession.”
Weekly Address: Gas Prices & Energy Security
Speaking from a UPS customer center as part of the new public-private Green Fleet Partnership, the President discusses his Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future to help free us from oil and boost the American economy.
Ending Sexual Violence: One Student on One Campus at a Time
To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Vice President Joe Biden visited the University of New Hampshire to speak to students about ending sexual violence on campus, and promoting a collective national value that condemns such violence.
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and University of New Hampshire Senior Sara Jane Bibeau deliver remarks at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH, April 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann). (Official White House Photo)
Champions of Change: Lessons from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
The White House is kicking off a special series called “Champions of Change: Winning the Future Across America.” Throughout this series we will be profiling Americans whose work is helping our country rise to the many challenges of the 21st century.
Have You Tried the Tax Cut Calculator Yet?
Last December, President Obama signed a bipartisan tax cut compromise into law. To help you understand how those tax cuts are already affecting your paycheck and your household bottom line, we’ve put together a new tax cut calculator.
Reducing Oil Imports and Competing for the Jobs of the Future
Earlier this week, President Obama visited the Gamesa Plant in Fair Hills, Pennsylvania and held a town hall discussion with workers there about building a 21st century clean energy economy.
Benefits of High Speed Rail Draw A Crowd
Since the Department of Transportation announced the availability of an additional $2.4 Billion for high-speed rail projects last month, the governors and members of Congress from both major parties have been clamoring for the opportunity to participate.
What You Missed: Open for Questions on Energy Security with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
On Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the White House’s Kalpen Modi hosted a live chat on President Obama’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. Secretary Salazar took questions the audience online, which included viewers on WhiteHouse.gov/live and on Facebook, and in-person from college students from around the country who attended the event.
West Wing Week: “Windmills? Call Them Wind Turbines!”
This week, the President met with Congressional leadership, hoping to avoid a government shutdown in the face of budget disagreements. He also focused on securing our nation's clean energy future, and kept his eye on foreign policy.
Not Your Average Facebook Invite: Join President Obama’s Town Hall @ Facebook HQ
On April 20th, President Obama heads to California to hold a very special Facebook town hall about the economy. The President will discuss the tough choices we must make to put our economy on a more responsible fiscal path, while still investing in the innovation economy that makes America more competitive.
Photos of the Day
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden greet participants during a roundtable meeting with military spouses, veterans, and volunteers to discuss the military families initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, April 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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