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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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- May 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM EDT
The President gave his last Commencement Address of the season at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
- May 17, 2011 at 6:13 PM EDT
The President welcomes some of the most influential people of our time to the White House, from Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices to Elie Wiesel.
President Obama & King Abdullah II of Jordan Discuss Libya, Israel and Palestine and Change in the Middle EastMay 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama welcomes His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.
- May 16, 2011 at 2:57 PM EDT
The President gives the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, chosen as a finalist for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge on the basis of its inspiring turn-around story, and voted the winner by the public.
- May 14, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
As part of his long-term plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil, President Obama lays out his strategy to continue expanding safe and responsible domestic oil production.
- May 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM EDT
The President and the Vice President honor this year's Top Cops in the Rose Garden.
- May 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM EDT
The President took part in a town hall on the economy this afternoon, watch it when it airs at 8:00 AM on CBS.
- May 10, 2011 at 5:52 PM EDT
In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people.
- May 7, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
Speaking from a hybrid vehicle transmission company in Indiana, the President explains how investments in a clean energy economy are the only solution to high gas prices in the long term.
- May 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM EDT
Closing out an emotional week, from the relief of the President's announcement that Osama bin Laden was dead to the somber rememberance of the victims in New York City, the President and Vice President welcome troops home from a deployment in Afghanistan and honor the military and intelligence professionals involved in the operation against bin Laden.
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