By Jueseppi B.
President Obama discusses the housing market, urging Congress to confirm Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency and take action to give every responsible homeowner the chance to refinance and save money on their mortgage.
5/10/13: White House Press Briefing
Published on May 10, 2013
Calling All Healthy Recipes
Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama‘s initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids, is thrilled to announce the Second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner — a nationwide recipe challenge just for kids.
We invite parents or guardians and their kids, ages 8-12, to create and submit an original lunch recipe that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, or low-fat dairy foods. The creators of the winning recipes will have a chance to come to the White House for their very own Kids’ State Dinner. Better hurry — the deadline for entries is tomorrow, May 12th.
02:19 PM EDT
Today President Obama welcomed a group of the nation’s best police officers to the White House to celebrate their service and heroism.
“We don’t always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe,” he said from the East Room. “But they’re out there, hundreds of thousands of you, patrolling our streets every single day. And we know that when we need you most, you’ll be ready to dash into danger, to protect our lives even if it means putting your lives on the line. That’s what these folks are all about.”
The President celebrated more than 40 law enforcement officials — including Lieutenant Brian Murphy, who one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s guests at the State of the Union earlier this year. Lt. Murphy was the first officer on the scene in response to the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin last August.
“He fought back until help arrived and ordered his fellow officers, who are here today, to protect the safety of the Americans worshiping inside — even though he was lying there bleeding from 12 bullet wounds,” President Obama said. “When he was asked how he did it, he said, ‘That’s just the way we’re made.’”
The TOP COPS are chosen by the National Association of Police Organizations each year after being nominated by their colleagues for noteworthy service.
Read President Obama’s full remarks here.
May 10, 2013
05:41 PM EDT
The Arctic is rapidly changing. While the Arctic region has experienced warming and cooling cycles over millennia, the current warming trend is unlike anything previously recorded. As sea ice diminishes, ocean resources are more readily accessible. This accessibility, along with recent scientific estimates indicating the presence of significant energy and other resources, have inspired strong interest for new commercial initiatives in the region, including energy production, increased shipping, scientific research, tourism, and related infrastructure development. As an Arctic nation, the United States must be proactive and disciplined in addressing changing regional conditions and in developing adaptive strategies to protect its interests. An undisciplined approach to exploring new opportunities in this frontier could result in significant harm to the region, to our national security interests, and to the global good.
Today, we are releasing the National Strategy for the Artic Region. Through this strategy, we are setting the United States Government’s strategic priorities for the Arctic region. These priorities are intended to position the United States to respond effectively to emerging opportunities – while simultaneously pursuing efforts to protect and conserve this unique environment.
05:20 PM EDT
President Obama Speaks on the Affordable Care Act
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, President Obama today spoke to a group of women – including many moms – about the ways the Affordable Care Act is already helping millions of Americans like them.
“Women in particular now have more control over their own care than ever before,” the President said. “And I’m pleased to be joined today by many women who wrote in to tell us what theAffordable Care Act means to them.”
Carol was one of the women who wrote to the President, and today, she introduced him in the East Room. Carol’s son, a 22-year-old college grad and traumatic brain injury survivor with a rare genetic lung disease, was able to stay on his family’s health insurance policy instead of being kicked off the plan this year. Finding coverage on his own would have been nearly impossible, as Carol wrote to the President: “Given his history, he would be virtually uninsurable under the old set of ‘rules.’ Instead of contemplating law school, all of his resources would have been channeled into somehow, somewhere, finding health insurance.”
Carol and her son are why the Affordable Care Act lets young people stay on their parent’s plan until they turn 26, President Obama said.
Alycia was also standing behind the President today.
“Alycia is the mother of Avey, who is a beautiful, sweet, 3-year-old girl who also happens to have Leukemia,” he explained. “Imagine what that’s like for a parent. While you’re just figuring out how to take care of a baby, you’ve got to figure out how you’re going to pay for expensive treatment that could save your baby’s life.
President Barack Obama recognizes Natoma Canfield, right, during a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House, May 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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White House Mother’s Day Tea
Cecilia Muñoz sobre medidas para fortalecer el mercado hipotecario
Published on May 11, 2013
Cecilia Muñoz, directora del Consejo de Política Nacional de la Casa Blanca habla sobre medidas de la Administración del Presidente Obama para fortalecer la clase media y desarrollar el mercado hipotecario.
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White House Schedule – May 11, 2013
The President is taking a well deserved rest.
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