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How Did We Do That? The White House Digital Holiday Decorations

This year, you can interact with the White House holiday decorations! This year, technology is playing a big role in creating the holiday experience at the White House. One of the newest additions to the annual White House Holiday tour is an interactive digital snowscape that allows visitors to become a part of the festive […]

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2014 Has Seen Largest Coverage Gains in Four Decades, Putting the Uninsured Rate at or Near Historic Lows

Earlier this week, the National Center for Health Statistics released new data on health insurance coverage during the second quarter of 2014, the first federal survey data that largely capture the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period. These new data confirm earlier findings that 2014 has seen dramatic reductions in the share […]

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The Faces of Health Care: Ryan P.

“Having insurance now won’t cure me, but maybe it will give me a chance to take control of my life again someday.”   Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Ryan from Austin, TX was able to find quality, affordable health insurance after enrolling in the exchange in Texas. read more Fonte: White House

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Honoring Our Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During the Holidays

Holiday decorations at the Naval Observatory Residence, in Washington, D.C., December 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) This holiday season, in honor of our service members, veterans, and their families, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden dedicated five trees at the Naval Observatory Residence representing each branch of the U.S. Armed […]

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Third Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014

Today’s upward revision indicates that the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in over a decade. The strong GDP growth is consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth. The steps that we took early […]

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President Obama: “Happy Hanukkah, Everybody!”

We’ve koshered the kitchen and set up the menorah. And this afternoon, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed hundreds of guests here at the White House for the second night of Hanukkah. Watch on YouTube Joined by the First Lady and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, […]

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The Year in Review: Our 5 Favorite Reach Higher Moments of 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, and given that the initiative launched in May, we had a difficult time limiting our favorite moments to just five.  The initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing […]

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Judicial Nominations: Accomplishments and the Work That Lies Ahead

Before the Senate adjourned last night, it confirmed 12 federal district court nominees, for a total of 307 lifetime-appointed federal judges confirmed during President Obama’s first six years. These confirmations include two Supreme Court Justices, 53 circuit court judges, 250 district court judges, and two Court of International Trade judges. Over the past two years, […]

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2014: A Year of Action

President Barack Obama talks on the phone at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. December 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) In his State of the Union address this year, the President vowed that 2014 would be a year of action — and he delivered on that promise. As the year […]

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The Faces of Health Care: Regina M.

“I remember breaking down in tears because no longer was I going to be punished for a disease I never asked for.” read more Fonte: White House

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