Weekly Wrap Up: "Some Good News for the American People this Holiday Season"

A quick look at the week of December 13, 2010:

Quote: “We are here with some good news for the American people this holiday season,” said President Obama before signing the Middle-Class Tax Cuts Bill -- legislation that will prevent tax hikes on middle class families, keep the economy growing, and maintain lifelines for millions of those who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Watch the video.

Digg the White House: The White House is now on digg.com. Take a peek and start following us right now.

Holidays in Photos: Go behind-the-scenes as the White House celebrates the holidays in this photostream.

Healthy Kids: The President signs the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act at a local DC school. The new law improves the nutritional value of school meals and increases the number of children eligible to receive them. Watch the President’s and the First Lady’s remarks.

The Night Before Christmas: The President reads to children at a local elementary school and the First Lady to patients, parents and staff at Children’s National Medical Center. Watch the video of the President here and the video of the First Lady here.

Elmo at the White House: Elmo joins Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass in the White House Kitchen to talk about healthy and tasty school meals -- and Elmo does the melon dance. Watch the video.

Lie of the Year: Politifact calls the claim that Health Reform is a "Government Takeover of Health Care" the lie of the year.

West Wing Week: “All these pens”

Across the Country: See how the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act will impact middle class families in every state.

"Significant Progress”: President Obama discusses the Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Reviewreleased this week. Read the statement.

“We need it badly”: General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes questions on the START Treaty.

Cool Roofs: Changing the color of your roof from dark to light can lower your energy bill 10-15%. Find out more in this video.

DREAM: Top Administration Officials discuss the importance of the DREAM Act, read them all: Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu’s here, Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s here, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis's here, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's here, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's here, Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, here, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack here, Attorney General Eric Holder's post here.

 

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