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Before taking a position as White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response in 2011, Lee worked as Online Programs Director in the White House and in the New Media department for the Presidential Transition team doing online outreach. Prior to that he worked in online communications for the Democratic National Committee leading up to the 2008 election, served as Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launch its online program from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.
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- February 14, 2013 at 1:49 PM EDT
Valentine's Day greetings from some of the love-liest places in the USA
President Obama on Our Economy and the Debt Limit: "Now is the Time to Go Ahead and Make the Tough Choices"June 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM EDT
In his press conference, the President took questions on anything the White House press corps could think of, but his primary argument was on the economy, the deficits, and the consequences of Congress not acting on the debt limit.
- May 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden delivers the Weekly Address, celebrating the success of the American auto industry in the wake of Chrysler paying back their loans.
- May 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM EDT
As President Obama spoke to "the Mother of Parliaments" at Westminster Hall, it was a stark reminder of just closely linked our fates are.
- May 23, 2011 at 5:55 PM EDT
The President embraces Ireland's heritage before a crowd of thousands in Dublin, Ireland.
- May 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM EDT
In the wake of yet another terrible storm, the President calls Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to personally extend his condolences and to tell all of the families of Joplin affected by the severe tornadoes that they are in his thoughts and prayers.
- May 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM EDT
Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must reform No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive.
- May 20, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT
The President makes his third visit to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, this time to thank them for a job well done.
- May 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM EDT
A day after the President’s speech on the Middle East and North Africa, where he spoke on the changes sweeping the region as well as the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the President hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel for a lengthy meeting.
- May 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM EDT
President Obama lays out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy in support of the calls for reform and democracy that are spreading across the Middle East and North Africa.
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