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Newsmotion - Megan Slack http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/4/all en Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Shadows http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/bringing-mental-illness-out-shadows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Shadows </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, 06/05/2013</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/potus_mental_health.jpg?itok=CGVNV4Wo" alt="President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Conference on Mental Health" title="President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Conference on Mental Health" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Conference on Mental Health in the East Room of the White House, June 3, 2013. Standing with the President, from left, are: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>One in five Americans suffers some form of mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, schizophrenia or PTSD. Chances are you probably know someone who struggles with these issues ... or you might have struggled yourself.</p> <p>On Monday at the White House, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/03/remarks-president-national-conference-mental-health">President Obama described a key challenge with addressing mental health</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>We know that recovery is possible, we know help is available, and yet, as a society, we often think about mental health differently than other forms of health. You see commercials on TV about a whole array of physical health issues, some of them very personal. And yet, we whisper about mental health issues and avoid asking too many questions.</p> </blockquote> <p>Americans &nbsp;&ndash; &nbsp;advocates and educators, health care providers and faith leaders, members of Congress and representatives from local governments &ndash; came from all over the country to take part in Monday&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/03/national-conference-mental-health">National Conference on Mental Health</a> and talk about ways we can work together to increase understanding and awareness about mental health issues.</p> <p>Secretary Sebelius moderated a panel discussion featuring five people with personal connections to mental illness. The panelists talked about steps they&rsquo;ve taken to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the negative attitudes that all too often prevent those who are struggling from asking for help.</p> <p>The panel was followed by a series of five short presentations focused on successful outreach tactics. The presentations were designed to help conference participants learn about creative and effective ways to reach their own community, audience or membership about the issue of mental health. Each of the presenters highlighted powerful techniques that could be incorporated into efforts that combat stigma around mental illness and promote action to help the millions of Americans who need assistance recognize the importance of asking for it.</p> <p>Check out the videos below to learn more about what each presenter had to share. For more resources, visit <a href="http://www.mentalhealth.gov">mentalhealth.gov</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/05/bringing-mental-illness-out-shadows" 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/2013/06/05/bringing-mental-illness-out-shadows" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/05/bringing-mental-illness-out-shadows</a> </div> </div> </div> Arne Duncan Barack Obama Eric Shinseki Health Care Heidi Kraft Kathleen Sebelius Megan Slack Megan Slack Official Pete Souza Sara Critchfield Upworthy White House Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:30:56 +0000 feed 143832 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Meets with President Piñera of Chile http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-meets-president-pi%C3%B1era-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Meets with President Piñera of Chile </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, 06/04/2013</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/p060413ps-0299.jpg?itok=bB2K6kKy" alt="President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile" title="President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile in the Oval Office, June 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today, President Obama held a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/04/remarks-president-obama-and-president-pi-era-chile-after-bilateral-meeti">bilateral meeting with President Pi&ntilde;era of Chile.</a></p> <p>As close partners and vibrant democracies, the United States and Chile share a strong commitment to pursuing economic growth and job creation, transparency, human rights, and the rule of law, all issues the two leaders discussed today.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got strong relationships throughout the hemisphere,&rdquo; President Obama explained, &ldquo;but the relationship between the United States and Chile is as strong and as important as any of the relationships that we have.</p> <blockquote><p>Chile has been on a remarkable growth trajectory over several decades, and the progress that it&rsquo;s made in terms of strengthening its economy, pulling people out of poverty, establishing a strong manufacturing and industrial and service base, its strong exports sector are all proof of the talents of the Chilean people but also Chile&rsquo;s embrace of democracy and human rights and a market economy.&nbsp;And as a consequence, Chile has become not only a leader in the hemisphere but also a leader in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/04/president-obama-meets-president-pi-era-chile" 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/2013/06/04/president-obama-meets-president-pi-era-chile" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/04/president-obama-meets-president-pi-era...</a> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama Chile Chile Foreign Policy Megan Slack Megan Slack Official Pete Souza Sebastian Piñera The President United States United States White House Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 feed 143833 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Congress Should Take Action to Continue Growing the Economy http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-congress-should-take-action-continue-growing-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Congress Should Take Action to Continue Growing the Economy </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, 06/01/2013</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"><b>I</b>n this week&rsquo;s address, President Obama says that the economy is moving in the right direction, but there is still more work to do. He calls on Congress to act to give every responsible homeowner the chance to save money on their mortgage by refinancing at historically low interest rates, put more Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and fix our broken immigration system, so that we can continue to grow our economy and create good middle class jobs. &nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p><a href="/the-press-office/2013/06/01/weekly-address-congress-should-take-action-continue-growing-economy">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2013/060113-JDSEVP/060113_WeeklyAddress.mp4">Download mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2013/060113-JDSEVP/060113_WeeklyAddress.mp3">Download 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/2013/05/31/weekly-address-congress-should-take-action-continue-growing-economy" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/31/weekly-address-congress-should-take-ac...</a> </div> </div> </div> Housing Immigration Megan Slack Megan Slack Official The President Weekly Address White House Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 feed 141434 at http://newsmotion.org Vice President Biden Discusses the 'Start of a New Era of U.S.-Brazilian Relations' http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/vice-president-biden-discusses-start-new-era-us-brazilian-relations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vice President Biden Discusses the &#039;Start of a New Era of U.S.-Brazilian Relations&#039; </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, 05/31/2013</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?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=Dm2FKOGv_8k">Watch this video on YouTube</a></p> <p>Later today, Vice President Biden will return from Brazil, the final stop on a three-country trip focused on reinforcing partnerships in the Americas.</p> <p>During his visit, he <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/29/remarks-vice-president-us-brazil-relations-rio-de-janeiro-brazil">delivered a speech in Rio de Janeiro</a> about the promise of a strong U.S.-Brazil partnership. &ldquo;President Obama and I believe that the times present an incredible opportunity for a new era of relations between the United States and the Americas,&rdquo; the Vice President explained. &ldquo;But none -- no partner is more significant in this endeavor than Brazil.&rdquo;</p> <p>The United States and Brazil represent two of the largest, most innovative, dynamic economies in the world today.&nbsp;It is true both of us can continue to prosper whether or not we deepen our economic relations.&nbsp;But imagine, just imagine what these two dynamic economies could do with greater trade and investment for our people, for the hemisphere, for the world.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to strengthening the economic relationship between our two countries, the Vice President also discussed other areas where we can work together, including energy, global development and people-to-people ties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/31/vice-president-biden-discusses-start-new-era-us-brazilian-relations" 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/2013/05/31/vice-president-biden-discusses-start-new-era-us-brazilian-relations" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/31/vice-president-biden-discusses-start-n...</a> </div> </div> </div> Brasilia Brazil Brazil Colombia Dilma Rousseff Foreign Policy Megan Slack Megan Slack Michel Temer Official Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro The Vice President U.S. United States United States Western Hemisphere White House Fri, 31 May 2013 19:45:12 +0000 feed 140958 at http://newsmotion.org Affordable Care Act Increases Insurance Choices http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/affordable-care-act-increases-insurance-choices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Affordable Care Act Increases Insurance Choices </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, 05/30/2013</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">Today, many Americans who buy health insurance on the individual market have only a few options to choose from when selecting an insurance company. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">In fact, in 2012 just one or two different insurance companies dominated the individual insurance market in most states -- in 29 states, one insurer covered more than 50% of all enrollees in the individual insurance market.&nbsp; In 11 states, the largest two issuers covered 85% or more of the individual market.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/image/aca_2014_market_enrollment_targets_5-29-13_2.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1">But here&rsquo;s the good news: the Affordable Care Act is helping to drive competition and choices for consumers by creating a Health Insurance Marketplace that offers people more choice and control over their insurance choices.</p> <p class="p2">A memo released today shows that, based on early reports, the Marketplace is attracting new insurance choices and increasing competition for consumers, all across the country.&nbsp; In the states with early data, an estimated 80 percent of the people who will enroll in the Marketplace will have five or more different insurance companies to choose from, instead of just one or two.&nbsp; On average, issuers plan to offer more than 15 qualified health plans per state, according to early reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/30/affordable-care-act-increases-insurance-choices" 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/2013/05/30/affordable-care-act-increases-insurance-choices" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/30/affordable-care-act-increases-insuranc...</a> </div> </div> </div> California Health Care Jeanne Lambrew Megan Slack Megan Slack Official White House Thu, 30 May 2013 16:46:13 +0000 feed 140305 at http://newsmotion.org Don't Double My Rate Remix http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/dont-double-my-rate-remix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t Double My Rate Remix </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, 05/30/2013</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>In a little more than 30 days, interest rates on&nbsp;many&nbsp;new federal student loans are set to double &ndash; meaning college gets more expensive and more out of reach for millions of students and middle class families.</p> <p>Sound familiar? That&rsquo;s because we did this last summer. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=YjOrVrM1GuM">Students all over the country told Congress&nbsp;&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Double My Rate,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;and President Obama worked with lawmakers to keep the student loan interest rate from doubling to 6.8 percent in July of last year.</p> <p>But now, absent further congressional action, the interest rate on new subsidized student loans is scheduled to go up again on July 1. To stop this from happening, President Obama put forward a long-term solution that cuts rates this year on nearly all new loans, ensures that all students have access to affordable repayment options, and does not charge students higher interest rate to pay for deficit reduction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/30/dont-double-my-rate-remix" 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/2013/05/30/dont-double-my-rate-remix" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/30/dont-double-my-rate-remix</a> </div> </div> </div> College Affordability Education Higher Education Megan Slack Megan Slack Obama Official White House Thu, 30 May 2013 15:22:38 +0000 feed 140306 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: The President Talks About How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-president-talks-about-how-build-rising-thriving-middle-class <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: The President Talks About How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class </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, 05/18/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama talks about his belief that a rising, thriving middle class is the true engine of economic growth, and that to reignite that engine and continue to build on the progress we&rsquo;ve made over the last four years, we need to invest in three areas: jobs, skills and opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p><a href="/the-press-office/2013/05/18/weekly-address-president-talks-about-how-build-rising-thriving-middle-cl">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2013/051813-MCVPLW/051813_WeeklyAddress.mp4">Download mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2013/051813-MCVPLW/051813_WeeklyAddress.mp3">Download 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/2013/05/17/weekly-address-president-talks-about-how-build-rising-thriving-middle-class" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/17/weekly-address-president-talks-about-h...</a> </div> </div> </div> Economy Jobs Megan Slack Megan Slack Official The President Weekly Address White House Sat, 18 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 feed 133876 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Talks Early Education, Infrastructure and Strong Communities in Baltimore http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-talks-early-education-infrastructure-and-strong-communities-baltimore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Talks Early Education, Infrastructure and Strong Communities in Baltimore </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, 05/17/2013</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/p051713ps-0305.jpg?itok=GGEag0aM" alt="President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom" title="President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom" width="430" height="286" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom at Moravia Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today, President Obama is headed to Baltimore, Maryland to talk early childhood education, infrastructure and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.</p> <p>The President&rsquo;s first stop today was at Moravia Park Elementary School, where he took part in a literacy lesson with pre-k students. The students are part of the school&rsquo;s Judy Center, which provides comprehensive early childhood services including Head Start, child care, intervention services and family engagement.&nbsp;(Learn more about <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/14/high-quality-early-education-all-children">President Obama&rsquo;s plan to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America</a>)</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/17/president-obama-headed-baltimore-learn-why" 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/2013/05/17/president-obama-headed-baltimore-learn-why" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/17/president-obama-headed-baltimore-learn...</a> </div> </div> </div> Austin Baltimore Baltimore Barack Obama Economy Education Jobs Jobs and Opportunity Tour Martin Barnes Maryland Megan Slack Megan Slack Official Pete Souza Peter Bowe The President White House Fri, 17 May 2013 18:00:37 +0000 feed 133206 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Explains How Health Reform Is Helping Women http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-explains-how-health-reform-helping-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Explains How Health Reform Is Helping Women </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, 05/10/2013</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/p051013lj-0055.jpg?itok=j3Kpslqu" alt="President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act" title="President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act" width="430" height="286" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House, May 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> <p>With Mother&rsquo;s Day just around the corner, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks">President Obama today spoke to a group of women</a> &ndash; including many moms &ndash; about the ways the Affordable Care Act is already helping millions of Americans like them.</p> <p>&quot;Women in particular now have more control over their own care than ever before,&quot; the President said. &quot;And I&rsquo;m pleased to be joined today by many women who wrote in to tell us what the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform#healthcare-menu">Affordable Care Act</a> means to them.&quot;</p> <p>Carol was one of the women who wrote to the President, and today, she introduced him in the East Room. Carol&#39;s son, a 22-year-old college grad and traumatic brain injury survivor with a rare genetic lung disease, was <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/22/carol-care-and-justin-care-extending-coverage-parent-s-health-plan">able to stay on his family&rsquo;s health insurance policy</a> 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: &ldquo;Given his history, he would be virtually uninsurable under the old set of &lsquo;rules.&rsquo;&nbsp; Instead of contemplating law school, all of his resources would have been channeled into somehow, somewhere, finding health insurance.&rdquo;</p> <p>Carol and her son are why the Affordable Care Act lets young people <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/relief-for-americans-and-businesses#young-adults">stay on their parent&rsquo;s plan until they turn 26</a>, President Obama said.</p> <p>Alycia was also standing behind the President today.</p> <p>&quot;Alycia is the mother of Avey, who is a beautiful, sweet, 3-year-old girl who also happens to have Leukemia,&quot; he explained. &quot;Imagine what that&rsquo;s like for a parent.&nbsp;While you&rsquo;re just figuring out how to take care of a baby, you&rsquo;ve got to figure out how you&rsquo;re going to pay for expensive treatment that could save your baby&rsquo;s life.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/10/president-obama-explains-how-health-reform-helping-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/2013/05/10/president-obama-explains-how-health-reform-helping-women" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/10/president-obama-explains-how-health-re...</a> </div> </div> </div> Avey Barack Obama Carol Health Care Lawrence Jackson Megan Slack Megan Slack Official The President White House Women Fri, 10 May 2013 21:20:58 +0000 feed 130336 at http://newsmotion.org Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Explained in 60 Seconds http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/manufacturing-innovation-institutes-explained-60-seconds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Explained in 60 Seconds </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, 05/09/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After shedding jobs for a decade, American manufacturers have added about 500,000 positions over the past three years. Production is growing at its fastest pace in over a decade.&nbsp; And as part of his plan to do everything he can to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and fuel economic growth, President Obama is committed to continuing this progress, which is why he&rsquo;s laid out a comprehensive agenda to make America a magnet for manufacturing.</p> <p>Today, following through on a promise he made in his State of the Union, the President rolled out the first piece of that agenda, announcing competitions to establish three new Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. These new institutes, partnerships among business, universities and community colleges, and government, will develop and build manufacturing technologies and capabilities to help U.S.-based businesses and workers create good jobs.&nbsp;</p> <p>We asked Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, to explain in 60 seconds or less why these institutes are an important part of the President&rsquo;s strategy to invest in manufacturing. Hear what he had to say below.</p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acj3Ucn6oIk">Watch this video on YouTube</a></p> <p>For more information:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/13/plan-revitalize-american-manufacturing">President Obama&#39;s plan for investing in manufacturing</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/09/obama-administration-launches-competition-three-new-manufacturing-innova">Learn more about today&#39;s announcement</a></li> </ul> </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/2013/05/09/clock-manufacturing-innovation-institutes-explained" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/09/clock-manufacturing-innovation-institu...</a> </div> </div> </div> Economy Gene Sperling Jobs manufacturing Megan Slack Megan Slack Official The President White House Thu, 09 May 2013 19:30:30 +0000 feed 129828 at http://newsmotion.org