Weekly Wrap Up: the President Sits Between Two Ferns, Moms Want You to Get Covered, and More
March 14, 2014
06:30 PM EDT
This week, the President plugged HealthCare.gov on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" and met with the Ukranian Prime Minister; the First Lady teamed up with moms to remind you to get covered; and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.
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.
As you can see, 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 Funny or Die now.
There's not much time left to sign up for health insurance at HealthCare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31. To be a bit more precise...
Check out 20 reasons why you should get covered before the countdown hits zero.
On Thursday, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update and modernize the nation's overtime pay system.
"If you go above and beyond to help your employer...succeed, then you should share...in that success." —Obama pic.twitter.com/eDKjmbfsGK— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 13, 2014
The new system will ensure that millions of our nation's salaried workers will have the protections of overtime pay.
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.
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.
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.
Pres Obama w Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk following their mtg today pic.twitter.com/yiaf7TxLSR— petesouza (@petesouza) March 13, 2014
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.
As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch the latest episode of West Wing Week below: