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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 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT
The President urges continued support from the international community and continued strength from the Haitian people.
- January 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM EDT
As part of his trip to Afghanistan to assess progress, Vice President Biden speaks at a joint press conference with President Karzai.
- January 10, 2011 at 4:17 PM EDT
Following a long-scheduled bilateral meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, President Obama spoke again on the tragedy in Arizona.
- January 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM EDT
President Obama, the First Lady and White House staff joined many across the country in observing a moment of silence to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives. Watch the video.
The President Speaks on the Shootings in Tucson: "We Are Going to Get to the Bottom of This, and We’re Going to Get Through This"January 8, 2011 at 6:58 PM EDT
The President denounces the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Arizona, and expresses his hopes and prayers for all of the victims and their families.
- January 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM EDT
The President on the "unspeakable tragedy" in Arizona where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot.
- January 8, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
The President touts the new benefits coming from the tax cut compromise for any business large or small, tens of millions of workers and families, and the economy itself.
- January 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM EDT
As new jobs numbers come out for December, the President visits Thompson Creek Manufacturing in Landover, Maryland to see an example of a company that is beginning to thrive, and to hear what role his Administration's actions have had. Watch his remarks or see the latest jobs chart.
- January 6, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT
Watch a conversation below between Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley and Major General (Ret.) Scott Gration, the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan on about the implications of the January 9, 2011 referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan.
- January 6, 2011 at 3:55 PM EDT
The President gives an effusive commendation to Pete Rouse for his service in the position and welcomes him to his new position as Counselor, and explains why Daley is the right fit for Chief of Staff.
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