All articles from: January, 2013

Secretary Clinton: Gender Equality is the Unfinished Business of the 21st Century

Protecting and advancing the rights of women are critical to solving virtually every challenge we face as individual nations and as a community of nations.

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February is African American History Month

African American History Month Images Photo Exhibit

President Obama Proclamation on National African American History Month The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 31, 2013 In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart of our founding: that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter how modest your beginnings or the circumstances […]

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U.S. Economy Stalls, but Maintains Its Growth Potential

dome of US capitol building

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) shrank at an annualized rate of 0.1 percent during the last quarter of 2012, according to its initial estimate, citing a reduction in U.S. government spending, private inventory investments, exports and state and local government spending.

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John Kerry: The Next Secretary of State

John Kerry smiles after receiving unanimous approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

On January 29, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved Kerry as the next secretary of state, and a few hours later the full Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him for the job.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Serbia

We commend Serbia’s notable progress in protecting and promoting human rights.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Liechtenstein

We commend Liechtenstein’s strong commitment to the rule of law, democracy, freedom of expression, and the protection of religious freedom. We applaud the government’s programs on Holocaust education and public commemoration ceremonies.

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President Obama on Kerry’s Confirmation as Secretary of State

“I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed John Kerry as our next Secretary of State with overwhelming bipartisan support.”

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President Obama on Kerry’s Confirmation as Secretary of State

John Kerry

“I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed John Kerry as our next Secretary of State with overwhelming bipartisan support.”

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Obama Encouraged by Bipartisan Efforts for Immigration Reform

President Obama

Speaking at a Nevada school with a student body that is more than half Hispanic, President Obama said he is upbeat about the prospects for U.S. immigration reform.

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Clinton Focuses Global Dialogue on Democracy, Women’s Rights

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton says that in her four years as U.S. secretary of state, she and President Obama have tried to promote a world where more nations take greater responsibility for shaping their futures

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