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Newsmotion - &amp;lt;a href= http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/18/all en 5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/5-things-know-president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL </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, 09/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_iIWx84dyk">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians &nbsp;in both Iraq and Syria. ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, is also responsible for the brutal murders of American journalists <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/20/president-obama-james-foleys-life-stands-stark-contrast-his-killers">Jim Foley</a> and <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/03/president-obama-gives-statement-murder-steven-sotloff">Steven Sotloff</a>.</p> <p>&quot;In a world where technology provides a small group of killers with the ability to do terrible harm, it is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists,&rdquo; he told servicemembers. To effectively do so, the U.S. will execute a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy that will empower the international community and local leaders to decimate these terrorists.&nbsp;</p> <h2> &quot;If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.&quot;</h2> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/5-things-know-president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil" 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/2014/09/17/5-things-know-president-lays-out-us-plan-degrade-and-destroy-isil" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/5-things-know-president-lays-out-us-pl...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Canada Counterterrorism Florida Foreign Policy Iraq Iraq isil Jim Foley Middle East Official Pete Souza Saudi Arabia Steven Sotloff Syria Syria Tampa Tampa Tanya Somanader The President United States White House Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:58:19 +0000 feed 332105 at http://newsmotion.org Today Is Constitution Day. Here's What That Means: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/today-constitution-day-heres-what-means <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today Is Constitution Day. Here&#039;s What That Means: </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, 09/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the Constitution at Philadelphia&#39;s Independence Hall. What exactly does that mean?</p> <p>We&#39;ve got the facts for you, courtesy of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution">the Constitution page at WhiteHouse.gov</a>.</p> <h2> What did the Constitution aim to do?</h2> <p>As drafted, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution">the Constitution&#39;s purpose</a> was to create a government that had enough power to act on a national level, but without so much power that individuals&#39; fundamental rights would be at risk.</p> <p>The Constitution accomplished this, in part, by separating the government&#39;s power into three branches, and then including checks and balances on each of those separate powers to make sure no single branch would gain supremacy. Each branch&#39;s powers are spelled out in the Constitution, and the powers not assigned to them are reserved for the states.</p> <p>This was all no coincidence -- it was based largely on the experience that the Constitutional delegates had previously had with the King of England and his powerful Parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/today-constitution-day-heres-what-means" 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/2014/09/17/today-constitution-day-heres-what-means" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/17/today-constitution-day-heres-what-mean...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Gouverneur Morris Grab Bag Judicial Branches Législative Lindsay Holst New Jersey Official Pennsylvania Philadelphia Virginia White House Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:50 +0000 feed 332106 at http://newsmotion.org A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/major-increase-our-response-ebola-outbreak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak </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, 09/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQD8TWPSDyA">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/16/remarks-president-ebola-outbreak">President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa</a>, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak.</p> <p>While starting off by reiterating that the chances of an Ebola outbreak happening in the U.S. are extremely low, he made clear that West Africa faces &quot;a very different situation,&quot; especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea -- the countries that have been hardest hit by the current outbreak:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">[CDC Director Tom Frieden] and others recently returned from the region, and the scenes that they describe are just horrific.&nbsp; More than 2,400 men, women and children are known to have died -- and we strongly suspect that the actual death toll is higher than that.&nbsp; Hospitals, clinics and the few treatment centers that do exist have been completely overwhelmed.&nbsp; An already very weak public health system is near collapse in these countries.&nbsp; Patients are being turned away, and people are literally dying in the streets.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/major-increase-our-response-ebola-outbreak" 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/2014/09/16/major-increase-our-response-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/major-increase-our-response-ebola-outb...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Additional Issues Atlanta Atlanta Ban Ki-Moon Barack Obama Darryl Williams David Hudson Guinea Haïti Lawrence Jackson Liberia Liberia Obama Official Pete Souza senegal Sierra Leone The President Tom Frieden United States West Africa White House Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:10:29 +0000 feed 332107 at http://newsmotion.org U.S. Companies Leading to Reduce Emissions of HFC Climate Pollutants http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/us-companies-leading-reduce-emissions-hfc-climate-pollutants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Companies Leading to Reduce Emissions of HFC Climate Pollutants </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, 09/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, fulfilling a commitment under the President&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/president27sclimateactionplan.pdf">Climate Action Plan</a>, the Obama Administration is announcing new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change.&nbsp; Taken together, these commitments will reduce cumulative global consumption of HFCs by the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through 2025. That&rsquo;s an amount equal to 1.5% of the world&rsquo;s 2010 greenhouse gas emissions&mdash;or, in other words, it&rsquo;s like taking nearly 15 million cars off the road for 10 years.</p> <p>HFCs, used primarily in air conditioning and refrigeration, are greenhouse gases with up to 10,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Unless we act, U.S. emissions of these potent greenhouse gases would nearly double by 2020 and triple by 2030.</p> <p>Announced today, U.S. industries are leading the way in helping fulfill the President&rsquo;s pledge by investing billions of dollars to develop and deploy the next generation of safe, cost-effective alternatives to HFCs, and by incorporating these climate-friendly technologies into the cars, air conditioners, refrigerators, foams and other products they manufacture and use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/us-companies-leading-reduce-emissions-hfc-climate-pollutants" 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/2014/09/16/us-companies-leading-reduce-emissions-hfc-climate-pollutants" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/16/us-companies-leading-reduce-emissions-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= China Energy and Environment India Jairam Ramesh John Podesta Montréal Official United States White House Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:18:57 +0000 feed 331565 at http://newsmotion.org A Look Back at Lehman Brothers and Where We Stand Six Years After the Financial Crisis http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/look-back-lehman-brothers-and-where-we-stand-six-years-after-financial-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Look Back at Lehman Brothers and Where We Stand Six Years After the Financial Crisis </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, 09/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>September 15, 2008 -- a day that rocked the American economy to its core after Lehman Brothers, then one of the nation&rsquo;s largest investment banks, filed for bankruptcy. The largest filing in history, Lehman Brothers&rsquo; bankruptcy sent shockwaves through the global markets and left families and businesses reeling.</p> <p>In the months before the President took office, Americans watched as the private-sector cut 800,000 jobs a month, the housing market cratered, and the American auto industry threatened to collapse. That economic turmoil -- the severity of the challenges we faced in 2008 -- stand in stark contrast to where we are now, six years after the Great Recession.&nbsp; Now, thanks to American workers and businessmen and women, our economy has added 10 million jobs and is growing stronger by almost every economic measure.</p> <p>While there is more work to do to keep our economy moving forward, take a look back with White House Administration officials who shared the critical moment and key decisions the President made in three different areas of the economy to get us to where we are today. Then slide across the charts to see how far we&rsquo;ve come in the last six years.</p> <p>&quot;The Epicenter of That Crisis&quot;: The Housing Market</p> <p>The collapse of the housing market sparked the Great Recession, driving down home prices, halting construction on new homes, and forcing millions of families into foreclosure.</p> <p>Listen as Shaun Donovan, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, describe how they created &ldquo;most comprehensive, aggressive housing strategy that the country has ever seen&rdquo; within the first few weeks of the Obama administration. There&rsquo;s much more work to do but now, home prices are rising at a fast pace and homebuilders are breaking ground on 50,000 more homes each month than they were in 2009.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/15/look-back-lehman-brothers-and-where-we-stand-six-years-after-financial-crisis" 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/2014/09/15/look-back-lehman-brothers-and-where-we-stand-six-years-after-financial-crisis" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/15/look-back-lehman-brothers-and-where-we...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amy Brundage Economy Financial Reform Jobs Official Penny Pritzker Shaun Donovan Tanya Somanader White House Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:24:03 +0000 feed 331569 at http://newsmotion.org Opening the People's House http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/opening-peoples-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opening the People&#039;s House </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, 09/15/2014</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/p021612ck-0045.jpg?itok=qUoo-QvE" alt="First Lady Michelle Obama Shakes Hands with White House Visitors" title="First Lady Michelle Obama Shakes Hands with White House Visitors" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> First Lady Michelle Obama greets members of the general public as they enter the Blue Room during their White House tour, Feb. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>The White House is known as &ldquo;The People&rsquo;s House&rdquo; — and since 2009, the Obama administration has made that nickname truer than ever before for millions of guests by opening the White House to as many Americans as possible.</p> <p>With the new <a href="http://www.nps.gov/whho/planyourvisit/hours.htm">White House Visitor Center</a> opening up, we want to remind you of the ways you can visit &quot;The People&#39;s House&quot; from Washington, D.C. or from the comfort of your home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/opening-peoples-house" 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/2014/09/10/opening-peoples-house" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/opening-peoples-house</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Ashleigh Axios Chuck Kennedy Good Government Inside the White House Michelle Obama Michelle Obama Shakes Official Open Government Visitor Records Washington Washington D.C. Washington DC WH Tech White House Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:20:09 +0000 feed 331570 at http://newsmotion.org Here's What a Medal of Honor Presentation at the White House Looks Like: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/heres-what-medal-honor-presentation-white-house-looks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s What a Medal of Honor Presentation at the White House Looks Like: </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, 09/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This afternoon at the White House, President Obama will <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/08/advisory-president-obama-award-medal-honor">award the Medal of Honor</a> to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for their actions in Vietnam.</p> <p>Most Americans know that the Medal of Honor is the highest military award that a member of the U.S. armed forces can receive -- but what goes into the actual award ceremony at the White House?</p> <p>In June, we went behind the scenes as the President presented the Medal of Honor to Cpl. William &quot;Kyle&quot; Carpenter, a retired United States Marine, for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/heres-what-medal-honor-presentation-white-house-looks">Take a look here -- and pass it on:</a></p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt53GPz9dmE">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/15/heres-what-medal-honor-presentation-white-house-looks" 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/2014/09/15/heres-what-medal-honor-presentation-white-house-looks" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/15/heres-what-medal-honor-presentation-wh...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Bennie G. Adkins David Hudson Donald P. Sloat Inside the White House Official The President United States United States Veterans Vietnam Vietnam White House William Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:54:23 +0000 feed 331573 at http://newsmotion.org Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/growing-our-economy-and-strengthening-our-financial-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System </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, 09/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Six years ago today, Wall Street was rocked by a financial crisis that culminated in the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, the largest in U.S. history. The financial crisis resulted in the longest and deepest recession the American economy had experienced in 60 years. While more work remains to continue digging out of the deep hole that was left by the crisis, this week offers a chance to reflect on the significant progress that has been made since then in strengthening the economy and reforming the financial sector.</p> <p>To understand how far we have come, it is important to remember the dark days that marked the beginning of the financial crisis. In the span of a few weeks in 2008, many of our nation&#39;s largest financial institutions failed or were acquired to avoid insolvency. Capital markets froze, and the availability of credit for mortgages, student, auto, and small business loans was drastically reduced. The recession ultimately eliminated nearly 9 million jobs, threatened the American auto industry, and shrank the economy by hundreds of billions of dollars. The crisis was the result of many factors, including an overvalued housing market, predatory lending practices, thinly capitalized financial institutions that took big risks, and a regulatory system that was outdated and unequipped to meet modern challenges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/14/growing-our-economy-and-strengthening-our-financial-system" 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/2014/09/14/growing-our-economy-and-strengthening-our-financial-system" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/14/growing-our-economy-and-strengthening-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Economy Frank Act Jeff Zients Jeffrey Zients Official United States White House Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 331005 at http://newsmotion.org Dr. Jill Biden Cheers on Team USA at the Invictus Games in London http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/dr-jill-biden-cheers-team-usa-invictus-games-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Jill Biden Cheers on Team USA at the Invictus Games in London </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">Sun, 09/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leading a Presidential Delegation, Dr. Jill Biden traveled to London this weekend to join athletes representing the United States at the Invictus Games -- an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. &quot;These games really show the spirit of the military and how they persevere and their resilience,&quot; Dr. Biden said.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ4FKr36Za8">Watch as Dr. Biden cheers on these amazing athletes:</a></p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ4FKr36Za8">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This trip is part of Dr. Biden&rsquo;s ongoing efforts through the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces">Joining Forces initiative</a> to raise awareness and show appreciation for veterans, service members, and their families.</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/2014/09/14/dr-jill-biden-cheers-team-usa-invictus-games-london" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/14/dr-jill-biden-cheers-team-usa-invictus...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Dr. Jill Biden Jill Biden Joining Forces London London Official Sheila Nix United States United States Veterans White House Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:38:44 +0000 feed 331006 at http://newsmotion.org Vice President Biden: "20 years ago today" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/vice-president-biden-20-years-ago-today <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vice President Biden: &quot;20 years ago today&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">Sat, 09/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, the following message was sent from Vice President Biden on the&nbsp;20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)&nbsp;to those signed up to receive updates from the White House.</p> <p>Didn&#39;t get the email? Make sure you&#39;re&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">signed up to receive updates</a>&nbsp;from the White House and senior Administration officials.</p> <p>Twenty years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law. It remains my proudest legislative achievement -- but it didn&#39;t happen because of me.</p> <p>It happened because, at a time when kicking a woman in the stomach or pushing her down the stairs was not taken seriously as a crime -- and at a time when domestic violence against women was considered a &quot;family affair&quot; -- something remarkable happened.</p> <p>Incredibly brave and courageous women began speaking up.</p> <p>Women like Marla, a model whose face was slashed by two men because she&#39;d refused her landlord&#39;s entrees, and who was questioned for 20 minutes during the trial about why she was wearing a miniskirt. As if she had asked for or welcomed this repugnant act of violence. Marla spoke out.</p> <p>Women like Christine, who was raped in a dorm room by a friend&#39;s boyfriend. Christine said she hadn&#39;t even known she&#39;d been raped, because she&#39;d known the man. But Christine added her voice.</p> <p>There were so many more. Women who had their arms broken with hammers and heads beaten with pipes, who were among the 21,000 women who were assaulted, raped, and murdered in a single week in America at the time.</p> <p>All of these women are victims. But they&#39;re also survivors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/13/vice-president-biden-true-character-our-country-measured-when-violence-against-women" 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/2014/09/13/vice-president-biden-true-character-our-country-measured-when-violence-against-women" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/13/vice-president-biden-true-character-ou...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Additional Issues Christine Clinton Joe Biden Lindsay Holst Marla Official The Vice President Violence Prevention White House Women Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:57:42 +0000 feed 330684 at http://newsmotion.org