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President Obama on his iPhone

President Obama is the first “social media president”: the first to have @POTUS on Twitter, the first to go live on Facebook from the Oval Office, the first to answer questions from citizens on YouTube, the first to use a filter on Snapchat. Over the past eight years, the President, Vice President, First Lady, and the White House have used social media and technology to engage with people around the country and the world on the most important issues of our time (while having some fun along the way).

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Abraham Lincoln interpreter Richard "Fritz" Klein of Springfield, Ill., talks with student visitors during their tour in the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 28, 2016.
Abraham Lincoln interpreter Richard "Fritz" Klein of Springfield, Ill., talks with student visitors during their tour in the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 28, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Since its founding at the turn of the 19th century, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been one of the most famous addresses in America.

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In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot, an initiative with the goal to make a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years. Recently, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force released a report that outlines what we need to do to achieve this goal, including: enhancing prevention efforts, expanding access to care, increasing collaboration and sharing data amongst cancer researchers, and building an international commitment to the fight against cancer.

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In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in July 2016. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 5.84 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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In 2008, then-Senator Obama spoke about the importance of working with faith and community leaders to tackle our nation’s greatest challenges. He promised that his Administration would establish an Advisory Council for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a body that would “not just be another name on the White House organization chart” but rather “a critical part of [his] Administration.

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Watch the White House National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Opening Session.

Watch the White House National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Closing Session


Today, the White House will host its final National Disability Employment Awareness Month event and celebrate the strides we have made to create a more inclusive federal workforce.

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Sign up here to join the call on Thursday, October 27th at 4:30 pm ET with President Obama and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on the Affordable Care Act, or check back here to listen along to the call.

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That’s right -- in the more than six years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, 20 million adults have gained health coverage.

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Born and raised in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, I grew up in a community with higher rates of poverty and lower graduation rates than most of the state. For me, having the support of my mom was critical, but the support of mentors like the people I met at the local Boys and Girls Club, or people at my community activity center, or my youth basketball coach also helped ensure that I was able to graduate from high school and pursue my dreams.

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President Obama on United Nations Day

Seventy-one years ago, the world came together after two world wars to move forward and strengthen international cooperation, creating a better, more connected world.

Today, we reflect on the progress we’ve made since then to promote international peace and prosperity and celebrate the work we’ve done to address some of the most important issues of our time.

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