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Weekly Address: Rewarding Hard Work by Strengthening Overtime Pay Protections

In this week's address, President Obama highlighted the action he took this week to reward hard work by strengthening overtime pay protections. As part of this year of action, the President has ordered the Secretary of Labor to modernize our country's overtime rules to ensure that millions of American workers are paid a fair wage for a hard day's work.

While our economy is moving forward, the middle class and those fighting to get into it are still struggling and too many Americans are working harder than ever just to keep up, let alone get ahead. So, in consultation with workers and business, the Obama administration will update and simplify the rules to reward hard work and responsibility.

Click here to watch this week's Weekly Address.

Watch: President Obama's Weekly Address


 Weekly Wrap Up

Between Two Ferns: POTUS Edition

If you've been living under a rock, you might not know that President Obama sat down between two ferns to talk health care, Bradley Cooper, basketball, and more with Zach Galifianakis.

President Obama on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

The President didn't hold back in the no-holds-barred interview. If you haven't already seen the special episode of "Between Two Ferns," or if you just want to watch it again, check it out on our blog.


POTUS Uses His Pen, Updates Overtime

On Thursday, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update and modernize the nation's overtime pay system.

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The new system will ensure that millions of our nation's salaried workers will have the protections of overtime pay.


"Please Just Do This One Thing and Sign Up for Health Care"

Jennifer Lopez walked at eight months, and was climbing out of her crib at a year old. Alicia Keys was "an old soul" who could hear a song once and then play it. Jonah Hill flooded his elementary school. They also all thought they were invincible, like most young people do. How do we know? Their moms told us.

@FLOTUS Tweet:

Sharon Feldstein, Patsy Noah, Terria Joseph, and Guadalupe Rodriguez (otherwise known as the moms of Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Lopez) recently sat down to share why, as mothers, they think it's so important that everyone -- and especially young people -- make sure they're covered.


The President Meets with the Ukrainian Prime Minister

President Obama met with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine earlier this week. The two leaders discussed finding a peaceful resolution to Russia's ongoing military intervention in Crimea that would respect Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.

@PeteSouza Tweet: Pres Obama w Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk following their mtg today

They also discussed support that the international community can provide to help Ukraine confront its economic challenges, and the importance of uniting Ukraine and working to fulfill the aspirations of the Ukrainian people as they prepare for May presidential elections.


West Wing Week: "What's Up, Captain America?" 

As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch the latest episode of West Wing Week:

Watch: West Wing Week 3/14/14



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