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Sec. Moniz Stresses Clean Energy During Commencement Address
The United States Secretary of Energy returned home on Saturday and delivered a commencement address at UMass Dartmouth.
Ernest Moniz attended Durfee High School and is a Boston College Graduate. He was named Energy Secretary by President Obama last year after a 40 year career on the faculty of the M…
Saturday Marks Armed Forces Day
It's Armed Forces Day and Americans across the country are honoring our military heroes this weekend.  Parades, speeches and other celebrations are being held in many cities to pay respect to all branches of the military.
In issuing his Armed Forces Day proclamation, President Obama praised the curre…
September 11 Memorial And Museum Dedicated
President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, ``Nothing can ever break us.''
Obama spoke at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum...
Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor
President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.
In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan&a…
Jobs Climb In April
There are fresh signs today that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.
The Labor Department says employers added 288,000 jobs in April.
The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent. While that's the lowest level in five years, it was due mainly to the exodus…
President Obama Urged To Intervene In Zohydro Controversy
Fall River Mayor William A. Flanagan is asking President Obama to intervene in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro.
In a letter released Monday, Flanagan urged the president to ask FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to either order San Diego-based drugmaker …
Obama and Biden Announce Job Training Program
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting job training programs. Speaking at a community college in Pennsylvania, the President said more people need to be trained for better jobs. He unveiled plans to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for job training programs...
President And First Lady Pay $98,000 In Income Taxes
The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars last year.
The couple's 2013 income tax returns were posted on the White House website four days before the tax filing deadline...
President Cheers Enrollment Numbers On Healthcare.gov
President Obama is applauding a milestone in the evolution of the Affordable Care Act.  A last-minute surge pushed enrollment in HealthCare.gov to more than seven-million people.  Speaking in the Rose Garden, the President said millions of people have been able to find quality, affordable …

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