Op-ed by First Lady Michelle Obama on USAToday.com: Counselors build the bridge to college

The following op-ed by First Lady Michelle Obama appeared this morning on USAToday.com and across Gannett platforms. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/01/30/college-funding-michelle-obama-work-counseling-high-school-column/22533683/ Counselors build the bridge to college Growing up on the South Side … [Read more...]

FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Building on President Obama’s announcement in his State of the Union Address, today the Administration is unveiling details about the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.  Launched with a $215 million investment in the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Secretary Kerry To Host Joint Press Availability with Mexican Foreign Secretary Meade and Canadian Foreign Minister Baird in Boston, Massachusetts

Secretary of State John Kerry will host the North American Ministerial with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade on Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31, in Boston, Massachusetts.They will review efforts to support greater North American … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Welcoming the Start of Military Operations Against the FDLR

The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed group that has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the civilian population of eastern DRC … [Read more...]

Press Releases: The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Egypt

The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate in which at least twenty nine Egyptian citizens were killed and dozens others wounded. We express our sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and the government and people of Egypt.A … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Zone 9 Bloggers Move to Trial on Amended ATP Charges in Ethiopia

The United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The decision undermines a free and open media environment—critical elements … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Report

I want to thank the members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission for their comprehensive and thorough review of the military compensation and retirement systems, and their considered recommendations.   In September 2013 I asked the Commission to focus on protecting … [Read more...]

FACT SHEET: Administration and California Partner to Drive Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing

The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy, and help ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. That is why, today, Secretary Castro, of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Governor Brown … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Remarks With Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, good morning, again.  I’m really pleased to welcome my friend, Edgars Rinkevics, the Foreign Minister of Latvia.  And he is here to discuss a number of issues, actually, that I also shared with our friend from Sweden, but some other issues in addition to … [Read more...]

UPDATE — NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work on its journey to Mars.Events at NASA centers will include media tours and presentations on the cutting-edge … [Read more...]