Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Well, Sir Bob, I’m really thrilled to receive this award, and Marcia, thank you so much for what you’re doing here. And thank you all for being here - Mr. Ambassador, who cleverly, cleverly conspired to be the 100,000th. (Laughter.) I’m impressed by this connivance. You were in cahoots. It’s great.

Washington, DC - 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.” In February 2009, President Obama established the first-ever council of faith and community leaders to advise the federal government on ways that we can better work together to serve the common good.

Washington, DC - The economy grew 2.9 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter of 2016, a noticeably faster pace than in the first half of the year. Exports, which have faced significant headwinds in recent years from slow growth abroad, grew at an annual rate of 10.0 percent in the third quarter, their fastest quarterly pace since 2013.

Washington, DC - Friday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Washington, DC - The Department of State is pleased to announce the launch of “Creative Minds for Social Good”, a new public-private initiative to increase the capacity of private voices in the Middle East and North Africa to create and disseminate compelling online content that counters terrorist propaganda and promotes positive alternatives in the region. The State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs is conducting this program in partnership with Facebook and the Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism.

Washington, DC - “Thank you for being a friend” – to consumers, that is. We admit it. We’re prone to break out in song a little too enthusiastically, but the recipient of the FTC Criminal Liaison Unit’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Award merits a chorus of congratulations.