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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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- January 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT
At the Arrival Ceremony for the China State Visit, President Obama welcomes President Hu of China and calls for more productive cooperation between the two nations.
- January 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM EDT
Stephanie Cutter, an Assistant to the President who has been working on implementing the health reform law, takes to the White House White Board to explain what repealing it would mean for family premium costs and American jobs.
- January 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM EDT
The First Family honors Dr. Martin Luther King with a visit to Stuart Hobson Middle School, where they took part in a mentoring project organized by Greater DC Cares’ Mentoring Matters Initiative.
- January 15, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
As Congress returns to work, the President calls on them -- and all of us -- to debate our differences vigorously but to live up to the spirit of common cause we felt following the tragedy in Arizona.
- January 14, 2011 at 6:42 PM EDT
The President has directed the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future.
- January 14, 2011 at 6:23 PM EDT
The President joins countless others in honoring legend of American diplomacy Richard Holbrooke.
- January 14, 2011 at 3:39 PM EDT
Less than a month after President Obama signed the tax cut compromise, millions of American workers are already seeing the impact show up in their paychecks from the payroll tax cut – here are some numbers to help you understand what that means.
- January 14, 2011 at 2:39 PM EDT
The President meets with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan today at the White House, focusing on shared efforts to fight terrorism and promote stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region.
- January 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
Watch President Obama's full speech at the memorial event in Tucson, Arizona, and read an account of Rep. Giffords opening her eyes for the first time from her friends who were there.
- January 12, 2011 at 2:44 PM EDT
The President meets with Prime Minister Hariri of Lebanon amidst efforts by the Hizballah-led coalition to collapse the Lebanese government.
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