Tag Archive for White House

White House Says Repeal of Affordable Care Act Would Hurt People

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In States Like Alabama, Health Care Costs Would Rise, Families Would Be Hurt – Helping ordinary Americans and businesses take advantage of the benefits of America’s new health care law is a top priority for the President and Democrats in Congress, according to a White House press release sent out Thursday with facts for people…

President Obama Honors Alabama National Champs at White House, Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama honored members of the 2013 BCS National Championship Football Team from the University of Alabama at the White House on Monday for the third time. Watch the video above or read the full text of the president’s remarks below. THE PRESIDENT: Roll Tide! (Applause.) Everybody, have a seat. Have…

President Obama to Honor University of Alabama Crimson Tide at the White House

Lawrence Jackson/White House – President Obama will welcome the BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor their 15th championship and their exceptional 2012-2013 season on Wednesday, March 6, according to a press release from the White House. The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams…

The Big Picture: We Can Save the Planet and the Economy Too

Who Needs Jobs on a Dead Planet? – Bill McKibben at the front of the march – The Big Picture – by Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following folks from all over the country willing to travel thousands of miles and brave freezing temperatures and a bone chilling wind to march from the Washington…

Photo Essay: Washington Monuments

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By Glynn Wilson – I always love visiting this nation’s Capital City. What a place to photograph. [Click on the images for a larger view]… The Washington Monument after the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument before the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument during the Climate Change March – The White House…

Sierra Club Joins Civil Rights Activists in White House Protest

Forty Eight Arrested in Historic Act of Civil Disobedience – Forty eight environmental activists and civil rights leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience at the White House Wednesday morning, where they demanded that President Obama deny the tar sands Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and address the…

From Walden to the White House

By Michael Brune – Sierra Club Executive Director – If you could do it nonstop, it would take you six days to walk from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond to President Barack Obama’s White House. For the Sierra Club, that journey has taken much longer. For 120 years, we have remained committed to using every…

President Obama to Honor Alabama at the White House as BCS National Champions

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama will welcome the BCS National Champions, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, to the White House on Thursday, April 19, to honor their 14th national championship and exceptional 2011-2012 season. The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams for their efforts both on and off the field…

White House Responds to Petition on Alleged Threat to Open Internet

Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open, Innovative Internet Guest Column by Victoria Espinel, Aneesh Chopra, and Howard Schmidt Thanks for taking the time to sign this petition. Both your words and actions illustrate the importance of maintaining an open and democratic Internet. Right now, Congress is debating a few pieces of legislation concerning the…

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees at the White House

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors were bestowed on five giants from the world of the arts — not just for a single role or a certain performance, but for a lifetime of greatness. The recipients, Yo Yo Ma, Meryl Streep, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond and Sonny Rollins, were honored at the White House in December.

White House, EPA Should Save Lives With Stronger Smog Standards

Thousands of Earthjustice supporters wrote to the EPA to push for stronger life-saving smog controls in March. But the White House and the EPA have still not finalized key decisions on the new public health limits on ozone (smog) in the air we breathe. “We need to weigh in and tell the administration that we…