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One doesn't need to be a Drupal developer to know whether or not a candidate has the necessary skills to do the job. Let's face it - most of the time, the folks that hire Drupal developers are either managers (who haven't programmed in ages, too busy with reports and analysis) or project... Read more

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

I was born in Somalia, but mostly what I remember are flashes of a carefree child, happily unaware of the world beyond the...Read more

Congress passed two bills that will help rewrite the rules for our trade policy: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance. Today, President Obama signed them into law. 


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It was one of those impromptu meetings that could only happen in a hallway.

One afternoon in late 2012 the tech and education teams had a few minutes to compare notes. And that day, we realized the same problem had been bugging us all: Internet access in schools was incredibly slow. So slow, in fact, that the average American school had the same connectivity as the average American home -- but served hundreds of times as many people.

We all know slow Internet is the worst -- and it’s doubly frustrating when it’s a matter of kids learning, and not just a given...Read more

In this week's address, the President called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act a victory for hardworking Americans across the country, whose lives are more secure because of this law.  The Affordable Care Act is working, and it is here to stay. So far more than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained coverage.  Nearly one in three Americans who was uninsured a few years ago is insured today. The uninsured rate in America is the lowest since we began to keep such records. With this case behind us, the President reaffirmed his commitment to getting more people...Read more

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Micheal Ighodaro is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

I have been thinking about all the Champions out there—President Obama, David Kato, Nelson Mandela, many like myself. I am sorry for putting myself in line with all these great champions, but if there is anything I have learned about been a champion of change, it is that when you become a champion of a particular cause  you live and dream that cause and it becomes the...Read more

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Marwan Sweedan is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

Reading through the Epic of Gilgamesh one will reach the conclusion that the secret to immortality is embedded in the change that survives one’s death. The change could be a thought or an adventure that produces a good deed that benefits all of human civilization. Inspired by this realization, I was motivated to bring changes to myself and to the community I reside in. I...Read more

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Gatluak Ter Thach is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

Integration is complex. I think it is significant to recognize what it takes to create an integrated community. This task requires knowledge of processes and resources. Successful integration as part of a “New American Dream” is a role both hosts and New Americans should play. Even though resettlement agencies, both at the national and local levels, play their roles...Read more

This week, the President talked with podcast star Marc Maron in Los Angeles, spoke with Mayors at a conference in San Francisco, and hosted an LGBT reception back in the People's House. The First Lady wrapped up her trip to Europe. And the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ensuring millions of Americans will continue to receive tax credits to make their health insurance more affordable. That's June 19th to June 25th or, "This Is Healthcare In America."

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"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed."

-- President Obama, on the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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Mone Aye is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

I was born in a camp for refugees from Burma, located in Thailand, and lived there until I was 19. In 2007, when finally given the opportunity to, my family applied to come to the United States and was accepted. We moved to Iowa, as do many refugees from Burma, and, finding it to be the perfect place for our family to settle down, we’ve made it our home ever since.  Living in a new...Read more

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Nadia Kasvin is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

I think of myself as an accomplished person, having made my way from Crimea to the United States more than 20 years ago.  But even after living in this country for many years, I sometimes find myself wanting to say, “Just because I speak with an accent, does not mean I think with an accent. Look at me. See me. Listen to my ideas.  I am not invisible.” 

I have dedicated...Read more

Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, an annual observation established in 1987 by the United Nations General Assembly. It is an important day to reflect on the progress the world has made against drugs and the many challenges still to be addressed. 

One notable example of progress is the increasingly widespread support for a public health-focused approach to the drug problem. Just a few years ago, a focus on prevention, early intervention, behavioral and medication-assisted treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery support services was...Read more

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Anna Crosslin is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world is presently facing the most serious displacement crisis on record. Nearly 60 million people are residing outside their homeland or are internally displaced. Much of the dramatic growth is attributable to the Syrian crisis.

In recent years, approximately 70,000 refugees have been...Read more

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in March 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.59 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Ben Gucciardi is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees.

As youth face the difficult realities of building a new life in the United States, the Soccer Without Borders (SWB) program I founded is a space they feel safe and respected.  For many, the concept of classroom learning is foreign. But the sport of soccer, and the basic concept of play, provides a familiar platform for healthy learning and growth.  Youth from different...Read more

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Xandermar was founded in January of 2010. Just your average FTE's, we found that many of the companies and agencies we worked for kept coming back over and over again for our expertise and commitment to customer service to the point where we had to break away from the corporate life and follow the American dream. Our passion is being good at what we do which is provide great customer service, client growth and success. Our core motto is, "Knowledge is power, enthusiasm pulls the switch!" Words like this are easy to say - but we believe it's the follow-through where we shine. 

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