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President Barack Obama walks from Marine One upon arrival on the White House South Lawn, July 5, 2016. The Photo was taken by Official White House photographer Lawrence Jackson. Photo Courtesy: The White House

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President Obama’s visit to India


President Barack Obama participates in a traditional greeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a traditional greeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama participates in a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama toasts Prime Minister Naredra Modi during a State Dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama toasts Prime Minister Naredra Modi during a State Dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a traditional greeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a traditional greeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India. January 25, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd at the Rajpath saluting base following the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd at the Rajpath saluting base following the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India. January 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Pictures courtesy: The White House

President Obama:mood swings


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This is what change looks like


Eight million Americans have signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces thanks to the Affordable Care Act — and it means that many of them are getting quality, affordable care for the first time.

Last week, President Obama had a chance to visit with Texas families personally impacted by the health care law.

Their stories are a powerful reminder of why the law is so important — take a minute to watch.

Watch: This is what change looks like

Have a story you’d like to share? Tell us what the Affordable Care Act means to you.

Text & Video courtesy: The White House

‘Many women don’t even know they’re underpaid’


Hi,

On average, full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Worse still?

Pic:Karen Arnold

Pic:Karen Arnold

. And because 51% of women report they are discouraged or forbidden from discussing their wages, they can’t take steps that would ensure they’re earning fair pay at work.

That’s why today, on Equal Pay Day, President Obama is taking action.

See what President Obama is doing to address the gap — then share the news.

Women deserve fair pay at work. Check out this graphic, and pass it on.

Thanks,

Cecilia

Cecilia Muñoz
Director, Domestic Policy Council
The White House
@Cecilia44

Text Courtesy: The White House

We’re looking for your feedback


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Picture Courtesy: morgueFile

As a subscriber of White House email updates, you get messages from us from time to time to keep you in the loop on the President’s priorities and what’s going on at the White House and around the administration.

Today, we want to hear from you.

We create a lot of content — from the emails we send, to the charts, infographics, videos, and tools we feature on our website — and we want to make sure it’s as interesting and informative as possible.

You have a unique stake in making it better, so we want to hear it straight from you:

What’s working for you? What would you like to see more of? What are the issues that matter most to you in 2014? Let us know here.

By sharing your thoughts, you’re going to help us make our programming at WhiteHouse.gov a little bit better. And you’ll help improve the experience of millions of Americans — whether they’re sharing a chart about how the deficit has been cut in half since 2009, watching the President’s State of the Union address, or creating a petition asking the administration to take action on an issue that matters to them.

Here’s your opportunity to weigh in and let us know what you think:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/digital-survey

We’re looking forward to seeing your feedback.

Text Courtesy:The White House

Student film festival


Hello everyone,

The very best person to talk to about how modern technology is changing our classrooms isn’t me, or even the President.

It’s a student who is actually learning from those tools every day — accessing school assignments online, watching video lessons to learn a new concept, or even talking directly with other students around the world with new technology.

That’s why, a few months ago, the White House challenged students all across the country to create short films answering a simple question:

Why is technology so important in the classroom — and how will it change the educational experience for kids in the future?

The response was overwhelming. And today, the 16 official selections are going to be screened at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

You’re going to want to tune in for this one. Watch the official selections, then tune in today at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Pic Courtesy: George Hodan

Pic Courtesy: George Hodan

 

Watch Now

Today’s going to be a fun day, but this event speaks to something much bigger.

That’s because these students’ films all illustrate the critical conversation about education in our country right now: the importance of connecting our classrooms.

The fact is that right now, only around 30 percent of our students have the high-speed Internet access they need for digital learning. That means millions of kids across the country aren’t currently benefiting from the kinds of technologies that made the student films you’ll watch today possible.

The President’s ConnectED initiative is making sure that changes — by connecting 99 percent of students to next-generation, high-speed broadband within five years.

Want to see exactly why that’s so important? Just take a look at some of the incredible things kids can produce when they’re connected.

See the official film festival selections, then make sure you’re watching the event at 2:30 p.m. ET today.

Looking forward to continuing the conversation,

Secretary Arne Duncan
Department of Education

Text Courtesy: The White House

President calling


 

Illustration Courtesy: J G Heck/Flickr

Illustration Courtesy: J G Heck/Flickr

What $10.10 would mean for you

President Obama is calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. And the President has taken the first step by signing an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Raising the federal minimum wage will give millions of Americans a raise, and it’s long overdue — because no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.

Last week, we asked what raising the minimum wage meant to you.

The stories you shared are a strong argument for exactly how important it is that we get this done. Raising the minimum wage helps Americans young and old. It helps provide relief for those who are just scraping by, and it helps those saving for a rainy day. It’s the right thing to do, but don’t take our word for it.

Read these stories from folks like you — then forward them on, and submit your own.

Raising the minimum wage will allow me and my family to live comfortably, not worry about living from paycheck to paycheck.
Vennatte E., Huntsville, TX

It would give me a chance to save something for the future of my kids and grandchildren.
Malissa M., Bloxom, VA

This would help out single parents like me to help finish raising their kids alone on one income.
Idrissa S., Oglethorpe, GA

It will help me save money to go to the college of my dreams and help me lift the burden off my mother.
Shelby S., Long Beach, CA

The stories you share make a difference. Share your story and help spread the message: We need to raise the minimum wage.

Text Courtesy: The White House

Photos: Inside the State Dinner


Recently, President Obama and the First Lady are hosting French President Hollande for a state dinner — concluding the first state visit by a French president in nearly 20 years.

 White House Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef Bill Yosses took over the White House Instagram to give you a look behind the scenes — and inside the kitchen.
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The (Gingerbread) White House


It weighs 300 pounds. It’s definitely bigger than a bread box. It’s got a working water fountain, and it’s edible.

It’s the Gingerbread White House.

We put together a time-lapse to show you how it came together — and to get you in the holiday spirit.

Watch the Video: http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/gingerbread-white-house?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email276-text1&utm_campaign=holidays

Text & Video courtesy: The White House

Happy Merry Christmas

Picture Courtesy:Anna Langova

Picture Courtesy:Anna Langova

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