Weekly Wrap Up: “And Every Day, It Gets Better.”

A quick look at the week of October 18, 2010:

Quote: “As a nation we’re founded on the belief that all of us are equal and each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness; to make the most of our talents; to speak our minds; to not fit in; most of all, to be true to ourselves. That’s the freedom that enriches all of us. That’s what America is all about.  And every day, it gets better.”

– President Obama in a video message for the nationwide campaign focused on young people who are being bullied because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Video + Resources: http://wh.gov/3nn

White House White Board #2: Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, takes a look at the President’s record on the economy in this short video: http://wh.gov/3X2

Your West Wing Week: "The White House Science Fair" http://wh.gov/3Qb (Missed the fair? Check out the festival: http://bit.ly/cDxJLa)

Women & the Economy: A backyard discussion with the President: http://wh.gov/3nd A White House releases a report: http://wh.gov/3Nt & 10 ways our economic policies benefit women: http://wh.gov/3ng

You Asked, We Answered: White House officials respond to some of your questions that the President didn’t have a chance to answer in his live town hall with young people: http://wh.gov/3UY

Notable Number: $240 billion in tax cuts. Get the facts on how Obama’s tax cuts are helping American families: http://wh.gov/3RJ

Photo: A fruitful Kitchen Garden harvest: http://wh.gov/3Ub

The First Lady Marvels at the Harvested Vegetables in the White House Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama, with students from Bancroft and Tubman Elementary Schools, look participates in a White House Kitchen garden harvest on the South Lawn of the White House, October 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Facebooking about Facebook: Secretary Chu’s thoughts on social networks: http://on.fb.me/d1WRhs

End Black Lung:The Mine Safety and Health Administration takes on black lung disease. Video: http://bit.ly/cdIJSD

An Executive Order: President Obama signs an Executive Order to renew and enhance the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics: http://wh.gov/35Y En Español: http://wh.gov/3Iq

Twitter Commentary: FCC: We’re filling in the baseball void for those without Fox-Cablevision. Matt Cain pitching a beauty. SF up 3-0 http://fcc.gov/consumer (WaPo story: http://wapo.st/cqQcMO)

What You Missed: Full videos from this week’s live chats: Austan Goolsbee on the economy: http://wh.gov/35F, Howard Schmidt on Cybersecurity: http://wh.gov/3nm, Chuck Closeon the arts and humanities: http://wh.gov/3Nl

Ask Axe: Join David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to the President, for a Tuesday Talk on October 26th at 1:00 p.m. EDT. http://wh.gov/3UQ

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