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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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- February 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM EDT
The President releases a statement saying "the Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity."
- February 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM EDT
The President announces his plan to expand wireless coverage to 98% of Americans, while reducing deficit by nearly $10 billion by making more government spectrum available.
- February 7, 2011 at 6:28 PM EDT
The President takes a moment during his speech to the Chamber of Commerce to break through the false dichotomy so often assumed between prosperous business on the one hand, and common sense rules of the road on the other:
- February 7, 2011 at 2:56 PM EDT
The President speaks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a hub of big business, on the shared responsibilities of government and business towards America.
- February 5, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
The President discusses the labs at Penn State as an example of how American innovation, particularly in infrastructure and energy, can create jobs and win the future for America.
- February 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM EDT
After meeting with Prime Minister Harper of Canada, the President reaffirmed that suppression and violence are unacceptable in Egypt.
- February 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM EDT
The President visits the labs at Penn State and talks about their example helping America's economy in both the short and long terms.
- February 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM EDT
President Obama speaks to faith leaders from around the country at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
- February 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM EDT
During his gaggle with the press aboard Air Force One, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs opens the session with pointed remarks about recent developments in Egypt.
- February 3, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT
In this edition, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains how the new Startup America program will help entrepreneurs overcome what’s often called the “valley of death” on the way to success and help America win the future.
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