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Newsmotion - &amp;lt;a href= http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/18/all en The Vice President Swears In Julián Castro as New HUD Secretary http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/vice-president-swears-juli%C3%A1n-castro-new-hud-secretary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Vice President Swears In Julián Castro as New HUD Secretary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/v081814dl-01326.jpg?itok=LdBLHxam" alt="Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development" title="Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, August 18, 2014. Also pictured are Secretary Castro's wife Erica, and daughter Carina. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) </p> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this afternoon, Vice President Biden ceremonially swore in former San Antonio Mayor Juli&aacute;n Castro as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.</p> <p>Secretary Castro -- who was <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/09/julian-castro-confirmed-senate-next-hud-secretary">confirmed by the Senate last month</a> in a 71-26 vote -- made significant progress in San Antonio and implemented a number of housing and economic development programs to help the city&#39;s residents. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/09/statement-president-confirmation-juli-n-castro-secretary-housing-and-urb">In a statement last month</a>, President Obama called Secretary Castro &quot;a proven leader -- a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods.&quot;</p> <p>The President also voiced his confidence that Secretary Castro will work in his new role to &quot;build on the progress we&#39;ve made battling back from the Great Recession&quot; -- rebuilding America&#39;s housing market, reducing veteran homelessness, and connecting neighborhoods with good schools and jobs that help Americans succeed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/vice-president-swears-julian-castro-new-hud-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/vice-president-swears-julian-castro-new-hud-secretary" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/18/vice-president-swears-julian-castro-ne...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Carina David Hudson David Lienemann Erica Housing Joe Biden Julian Castro Obama Nominates Juli Official san antonio San Antonio The Vice President Urban Policy White House Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:25:14 +0000 feed 320404 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p080814al-0041.jpg?itok=ELNP2TUQ" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) </p> </div> </div> <p class="p1">In this week&rsquo;s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, the President talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.</p> <p class="p1">In today&rsquo;s economy, some higher education continues to be the surest ticket to the middle class, but for too many families across the country, paying for higher education is a constant struggle. The President and First Lady know this first hand -- they only finished paying off their student loans 10 years ago -- and that&rsquo;s why they have made it a priority to help make college more affordable for families. They have taken action to reform student loans, expand grants and college tax credits, help make loan payments more manageable, and have proposed plans to make sure colleges also do their part to bring down costs. And just this week, as part of the President&rsquo;s Year of Action, the administration announced a new series of commitments to support students who need a little extra academic help getting through college.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/15/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/081614-WXBCYF/081614_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/081614-WXBCYF/081614_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/16/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/16/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama College Affordability Education Higher Education Iraq Lawrence Jackson Lindsay Holst Obama Makes Official Tanya Somanader The President United States Weekly Address White House Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 319603 at http://newsmotion.org West Wing Week 08/15/14 or, "Mikey Goes to Washington" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-081514-or-mikey-goes-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week 08/15/14 or, &quot;Mikey Goes to Washington&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 08/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Welcome to a special Summer Edition of the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that&#39;s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President focused on the developing situations both in Iraq and in our nation&#39;s heartland, in Ferguson, Missouri. Also, West Wing Week tagged along for the first few hours and days of one of the newest employees here at the White House, and for the launch of the newly created U.S. Digital Service. That&#39;s August 8-15 or, &quot;Mikey Goes to Washington.&quot;</p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z5skaMj_k0">Watch on YouTube</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/west-wing-week-081514" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/west-wing-week-081514</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Garber Ferguson Iraq Iraq Mikey Goes Missouri Missouri Official Pennsylvania WASHINGTON Washington West Wing Week White House Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:48:27 +0000 feed 319606 at http://newsmotion.org Here's How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/heres-how-cell-phone-unlocking-became-legal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 08/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Friday, August 1, President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/01/answering-publics-call">signed a bill into law</a>&nbsp;that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a carrier that best suits their needs. It marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.</p> <p>It&#39;s a win for consumers, and an important milestone for <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov">We the People</a> -- which has generated more than 15 million users and 22 million signatures on over 350,000 petitions since it started in 2011.</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p080114ps-0762.jpg?itok=YuJi2VnA" alt="President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" title="President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Office, Aug. 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p><b>Here&#39;s how it happened:</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/heres-how-cell-phone-unlocking-became-legal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/heres-how-cell-phone-unlocking-became-legal" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/heres-how-cell-phone-unlocking-became-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Ezra Mechaber Gene Sperling Jeff Zients Official Patrick Leahy Pete Souza Technology We the People White House Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:53:25 +0000 feed 319608 at http://newsmotion.org Making Critical Investments in Our Youngest Citizens http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/making-critical-investments-our-youngest-citizens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making Critical Investments in Our Youngest Citizens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, the Department of Education unveiled a new grant opportunity to partner with states and local communities to expand the reach of high-quality preschool. The $250 million grant competition will provide thousands of additional 4-year-old children across the country with a high-quality preschool education. The Obama administration&rsquo;s Preschool Development Grants program is a critical piece of the President&rsquo;s plan to boost access to high-quality preschool and support early learning for every child in America, beginning at birth and continuing through school entry.</p> <p>The return on our dollar is highest when we invest in our youngest children, and we have recent research showing that sufficiently scaled Pre-K programs in cities like Boston and Tulsa are having a significant, positive impact on children&rsquo;s literacy, language development, and math skills. Still, only approximately 28% of America&rsquo;s 4-year-olds were enrolled in state preschool programs in the 2012-2013 school year. The high cost of private preschool programs and insufficient funding for public preschool in many communities narrows options for families, especially those in low-income communities.</p> <p>In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality preschool education to every child in America. Last January, he challenged more Americans to join this effort &mdash; and governors, mayors, school superintendents, corporate and community leaders, foundations, and policymakers have responded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/making-critical-investments-our-youngest-citizens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/making-critical-investments-our-youngest-citizens" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/making-critical-investments-our-younge...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alabama Boston Boston California Cecilia Muñoz Cleveland Connecticut Darrell Steinberg District of Columbia Education Jerry Brown Maine Michigan New York Official san antonio Seattle Tulsa White House Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:19:00 +0000 feed 319061 at http://newsmotion.org The President Gives an Update on Iraq and the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The President Gives an Update on Iraq and the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p081414ps-02682.jpg?itok=kKww8iPa" alt="President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts" title="President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts" width="430" height="292" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts, August 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>This afternoon, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/14/statement-president">President Obama updated the nation</a> on two issues that he&#39;s been monitoring closely over the past several days -- America&#39;s military operations in Iraq, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.</p> <p>Speaking first on Iraq, the President noted the progress the U.S. has made in carrying out &quot;targeted military operations&quot; in the country:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">Last week, I authorized two limited missions:&nbsp; protecting our people and facilities inside of Iraq, and a humanitarian operation to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians stranded on a mountain.</p> <p class="p1">A week ago, we assessed that many thousands of Yezidi men, women and children had abandoned their possessions to take refuge on Mount Sinjar in a desperate attempt to avoid slaughter.&nbsp; We also knew that ISIL terrorists were killing and enslaving Yezidi civilians in their custody, and laying siege to the mountain. Without food or water, they faced a terrible choice -- starve on the mountain, or be slaughtered on the ground.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s when America came to help.</p> </blockquote><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situation-ferguson-missouri" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/president-gives-update-iraq-and-situat...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama David Hudson Edgartown Eric Holder Ferguson Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq Jay Nixon Massachusetts Massachusetts Michael Brown Middle East And North Africa Missouri Missouri northern Iraq Official Pete Souza The President United Kingdom United States Vineyard White House Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:15 +0000 feed 319063 at http://newsmotion.org What You Missed: A Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-missed-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Missed: A Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/img_0995a.jpg?itok=_j845HTi" alt="White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford took Maker Camp campers on a virtual field trip of the White House Kitchen Garden" title="White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford took Maker Camp campers on a virtual field trip of the White House Kitchen Garden" width="430" height="323" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford joins Maker Camp campers for a virtual field trip of the White House Kitchen Garden. </p> </div> </div> <p>Earlier today, White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford took <a href="http://makercamp.com/">Maker Camp</a> campers on a virtual field trip of the White House Kitchen Garden, and answered questions about what it&rsquo;s like to cook for the First Family and for special guests of the White House.</p> <p>Campers from across the country chimed in and asked how Chef Comerford balances what fruits and vegetables are in season with the needs of the First Family, how the White House chefs prepare for large events such as state dinners, and finally about her path to becoming a &ldquo;maker&rdquo; at the White House. Comerford said that each morning she looks in the White House Garden to see what is ready to harvest and that she changes the menu based on what she can incorporate into upcoming meals. She also said that canning, jarring and pickling gives her flexibility to use fruits and vegetables in future meals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/what-you-missed-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/what-you-missed-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/what-you-missed-field-trip-white-house...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cameron Brenchley Cris Comerford Education Healthy Kids Official White House Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:44:41 +0000 feed 318527 at http://newsmotion.org New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last January, I listened to the President ask hundreds of college presidents to increase college opportunity for all Americans. He asked them to help because a college degree remains one of the surest pathways into the middle class in America, and is an especially powerful engine of social and economic mobility.</p> <p>Over this decade, nearly 8 in 10 new jobs will require some postsecondary education or training beyond high school. And of the 30 fastest growing occupations, half require a college degree. At the same time, college graduates earn an average of 77 percent more per hour than a high school graduate.&nbsp;President Obama set forth a goal early in his first term to guide our work in education &ndash; to lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.&nbsp;</p> <p>And yesterday, I had the privilege of joining Secretary Duncan in meeting with community college leaders who have made new commitments to ensure student success, because, in order to make progress on our goal to be first in the world, we need to embrace some of the foundational challenges to college enrollment, persistence, and completion.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our nation&rsquo;s community colleges are the engines of our higher education system. As the largest part of America&rsquo;s higher education system, these institutions provide the education and training to prepare our 21st century workforce and are an ideal place to raise the knowledge and skills of our workforce &ndash; and to meet the academic needs of a diverse population of learners, from recent high school graduates to adults seeking new skills. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opport...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cecilia Muñoz College Affordability Education Official Ohio White House Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:22 +0000 feed 318528 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Issues a Statement on the Death of Michael Brown http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-issues-statement-death-michael-brown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Issues a Statement on the Death of Michael Brown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">This afternoon, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/12/statement-president-passing-michael-brown">President Obama issued a statement</a> on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.&nbsp; As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.&nbsp; I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding.&nbsp; We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.&nbsp; Along with our prayers, that&rsquo;s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/president-obama-issues-statement-death-michael-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/president-obama-issues-statement-death-michael-brown" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/president-obama-issues-statement-death...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Additional Issues David Hudson Eric Holder Ferguson Michael Brown Missouri Missouri Official St. Louis The President White House Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:02:09 +0000 feed 318023 at http://newsmotion.org Join Us for a Maker Camp Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/join-us-maker-camp-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join Us for a Maker Camp Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watch the Maker Camp Field Trip below starting at 2 p.m. ET</p> <p></p> <p>Get&nbsp;ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!&nbsp;White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford&nbsp;is inviting you to join&nbsp;a&nbsp;virtual <a href="http://makercamp.com/">Maker Camp</a> Field Trip&nbsp;to&nbsp;the White House Kitchen Garden on Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET.</p> <p>Google and Make have come together to put on Maker Camp,&nbsp;a&nbsp;free online summer camp&nbsp;for building, tinkering and exploring available online and in local neighborhoods. With Maker Camp, teen inventors and artists around the world can make awesome projects, participate in epic&nbsp;virtual field trips and meet the world&rsquo;s coolest makers.&nbsp;Tomorrow, Chef Comerford will give&nbsp;participants&nbsp;a look inside the&nbsp;First Lady&#39;s Kitchen Garden, share tips for cooking and gardening at home, and more.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s how you can join:</p> <ul> <li> Watch the virtual field trip live right here or on <a href="https://plus.google.com/events/c663l5rcvqdlv9dhgnln9eqvcbo">Maker Camp&#39;s Google+ page</a>&nbsp;on Wednesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. ET</li> <li> Got a question about the White House garden? Ask it during the event <a href="https://plus.google.com/events/c663l5rcvqdlv9dhgnln9eqvcbo">right here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>In June, President Obama hosted the first-ever <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/maker-faire">White House Maker Faire</a>&nbsp;to celebrate America&#39;s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future with new technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, easy-to-use design software, and desktop machine tools.&nbsp;The event brought together more than 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and researchers from 25 states &shy;all of whom love to &quot;Make&quot; stuff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/join-us-maker-camp-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/join-us-maker-camp-field-trip-white-house-kitchen-garden" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/12/join-us-maker-camp-field-trip-white-ho...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cameron Brenchley Cris Comerford Education Healthy Kids Official White House Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:15:29 +0000 feed 318025 at http://newsmotion.org