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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Jesse Lee's Posts
- December 16, 2010 at 3:59 PM EST
During a briefing following the President, General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is unequivocal on the the importance of ratifying the treaty on nuclear arms with Russia.
President Obama on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review: "A Very Difficult Endeavor" but "Significant Progress"December 16, 2010 at 2:43 PM EST
The President gives an update to the American people on the state of the war oin Afghanistan.
- December 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM EST
Watch "A Night in December" courtesy of Defense Media Activity’s Emerging Media Directorate, servicemembers at more than 40 commands around the world, and Toby Keith.
- December 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM EST
As the President prepared for a meeting this morning with some of America's top CEOs on ways to get the economy moving again, he explained the importance of the tax cut compromise in that mission.
The President & First Lady on Child Nutrition Bill: "The Basic Nutrition They Need to Learn and Grow and to Pursue Their Dreams"December 13, 2010 at 5:42 PM EST
As one of her chief responsibilities and greatest passions, the First lady has dedicated herself to helping our children grow up healthy and reversing the alarming childhood obesity trend -- so the President's signing of the the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act at a local DC school was particularly meaningful for her.
- December 11, 2010 at 6:00 AM EST
The President strongly urges both parties in Congress to pass the compromise on tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and job creation. Not doing so would hurt the middle class, those struggling to find work, and the economy itself.
- December 10, 2010 at 7:02 PM EST
President Obama was joined by President Clinton in urging Congress to pass the compromise framework. Full video and photos.
- December 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM EST
The President meets with his Export Council to pursue long term job growth and touches on the more immediate need to make sure taxes don't go up on families and the economy doesn't suffer another blow.
- December 9, 2010 at 7:00 AM EST
In this edition of White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the President’s compromise framework on tax cuts, unemployment insurance & job creation.
- December 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM EST
It was a long time coming, but today the President signed the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.