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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The President on the "unspeakable tragedy" in Arizona where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot.
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.
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.
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See a photo of the President's traditional call with new House Leaders as the 112th Congress gets underway.
In this edition of First Question, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers the flood of questions that came in on what he's doing next, whether White House social media engagement will continue in his absence, and more.
See a photo of the First Family's return to the White House from Hawaii and read the President's remarks on his expectations for Congress.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan looks ahead to a major opportunity for moving our country forward with bipartisan support over the next couple years.
See a photo of President Obama signing the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act," which establishes the World Trade Center Health Program and extends and expands eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.