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  • Nation-building here at home

    President Obama is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, and he'll put half the savings to reduce the deficit and half to engage in nation-building here at home.
  • This election is personal

    If you ask supporters from Sioux City to Miami why they support President Obama, they'll tell you stories about their kids, their grandkids, their student loan debt. "2008 was historic; 2012 is personal" is more than a campaign catchphrase—it's a reality for so many folks like Jack, who stopped by a Gotta Vote event near his home in Coconut Creek, Florida, yesterday. This year really is personal.

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  • Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

    Colin Powell, the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and four-star general, made his 2012 endorsement this morning. He's supporting Barack Obama once again.

    Colin Powell, the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and four-star general, made his 2012 endorsement this morning. He's supporting Barack Obama once again.

    "I signed on for a long patrol with President Obama, and I don't think this is the time to make such a sudden change," he told CBS This Morning earlier today. "Not only am I not comfortable with what Governor Romney is proposing for his economic plan, I have concerns about his views on foreign policy. The governor, who was speaking Monday night at the debate, was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. So I'm not quite sure which Gov. Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy. … It's a moving target."

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  • There’s no quit in America

    In recent months, President Obama has laid out a concrete and specific plan to continue restoring economic security to the middle class Take a look at Barack Obama's plan for the country, compare it to Mitt Romney's, then vote.
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Veterans & Military Families
Recent Action
National Conference on Mental Health
June 3, 2013
President Obama directed the 152 Veteran Affairs health centers across the country to hold mental health summits focused on better servicing and understanding the needs of veterans and their families.
Joining Forces Hiring Commitment
April 30, 2013
Two years ago, President Obama challenged private businesses to hire 100,000 veterans by 2013. Since then, businesses have nearly tripled that goal and committed to hiring almost 435,000 veterans over the next five years.
Training Veterans in High Growth Professions
April 29, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a new public-private partnership dedicated to helping thousands of transitioning veterans earn Information Technology certifications in high growth professions.
Milestones