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
- February 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM EST
After meeting with Prime Minister Harper of Canada, the President reaffirmed that suppression and violence are unacceptable in Egypt.
- February 3, 2011 at 5:47 PM EST
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 4:22 PM EST
President Obama speaks to faith leaders from around the country at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
- February 3, 2011 at 4:10 PM EST
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 6:00 AM EST
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.
- February 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM EST
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 1:10 PM EST
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 5:30 AM EST
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 7:42 PM EST
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 5:17 PM EST
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