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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 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM EDT
The President signs a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, New START, which will advance our security, our relations with Russia, and our progress toward a world not imperiled by nuclear weapons.
- February 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM EDT
President Obama speaks with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss preparations for the winter storm coming to much of the country.
- January 29, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
The President discusses his visit to a company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and how it exemplified his agenda for America to “win the future” spelled out in the State of the Union Address.
President Obama on the Situation in Egypt: "All Governments Must Maintain Power through Consent, Not Coercion"January 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM EDT
The President speaks out on the protests in Egypt, urging the Egyptian government to show restraint and address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people.
- January 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM EDT
Read more reactions to the President's State of the Union Address from America's governors, mayors and experts from various fields covered in the President's speech
- January 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM EDT
With reactions pouring in to the President's State of the Union Address, we thought you might be interested in some of the early responses from observers across the country
- January 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM EDT
Vice President Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama join President Bill Clinton, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and hundreds of others at the funeral mass for R. Sargent Shriver.
- January 22, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the steps he is taking to make America competitive in the short and long terms, and why he chose GE CEO Jeff Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
- January 19, 2011 at 6:04 PM EDT
President Obama and Vice President Biden release statements on the passing of Sargent Shriver.
- January 19, 2011 at 4:30 PM EDT
Editorial boards and columnists in newspapers across the nation weigh in on why repealing the health reforms in the Affordable Care Act doesn't make sense for the country.
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