Travels with the President: On Board in China
Obama Commits to Southeast Asia at ASEAN Summit
President Barack Obama told leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Wednesday that the United States is committed to strengthening its relationship with the region. (Nov. 13)
President Obama Wraps Up Visit to China, Heads to Burma for Second Leg of His Trip
President Obama is traveling to China, Burma, and Australia this week, underscoring his commitment to our Asia rebalancing strategy, and his firm belief that our country’s trade and investment ties to Asia play a critical role in our future economic growth and generating American jobs.
The President started off his Tuesday in Beijing, attending events for this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting. APEC — a forum consisting of 21 member economies that works to promote trade, investment, and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
In his remarks at the first APEC plenary session, President Obama called APEC “an extraordinarily important forum for generating ideas that boost regional and then global integration,” and said that the forum “has helped to provide jobs and support growth in all of our economies.”
White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!
November 12, 2014
04:31 PM EST
Nearly 50 years ago, the American Film Institute (AFI) was born in the White House Rose Garden. Standing just outside the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the need to bring together “leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators, and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th century art form as their life’s work.”
Since that day, new tools and platforms have allowed remarkable voices of a new generation to speak with this art form, and we are proud and honored to partner with the White House in encouraging the young people of America to tell their inspiring tales.
It is in this spirit that I am happy to announce that submissions are now open for the second-ever White House Student Film Festival — open to U.S. students, grades K-12. The theme of the festival this year is “The Impact of Giving Back.” Short films entered into this year’s festival should offer a take on that topic, and be no longer than 3 minutes
The season approaches. Not just the holiday season — it’s time to get ready for open enrollment season, too! What is open enrollment? Beginning on November 15, you will have 92 days to shop for health care insurance and find the coverage that best suits your needs. If you want to be covered in 2015, you must sign up between November 15 and February 15.
So before you start window shopping for your gift list, check out HealthCare.gov’s new “window-shopping” tool to browse the coverage options in your area and see what health plan will work best for you and your pocketbook — then share it with your friends and family.
President Obama Meets with the President of China
November 12, 2014 | 4:40 | Public Domain
On November 12, 2014, President Obama held a Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing.
President Obama Joins President Xi of China in a Joint Press Conference
November 12, 2014 | 26:55 | Public Domain
On November 12, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks at a joint press conference with President Xi Jinping of China in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
November 2014: Photos of the Day
Statements and Releases
Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes on the Opening of a Peace Corps Program in Burma
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Agreement Between the United States and India on the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Speeches and Remarks
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