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Macon Phillips formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Digital Strategy at The White House. As the Director of Digital Strategy, Phillips developed and managed the Obama Administration's online program, including WhiteHouse.gov.
Prior to the White House, Phillips ran the new media program for the Presidential Transition Team (Change.gov) and served as the Deputy Director of the Obama campaign's new media department (BarackObama.com).
Before the campaign, Phillips led Blue State Digital's strategy practice, working with clients like the Democratic National Committee and Senator Ted Kennedy. A proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum, the Huntsville, Alabama native is a graduate of Duke University.
Follow Macon Phillips on Twitter @Macon44.
Macon Phillips's Posts
- March 17, 2010 at 1:21 PM EDT
The 2010 NCAA's are upon us and President Obama has released his picks. ESPN interviewed the President about his choices and has also published his picks for both the men's and women's tournaments.
- March 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM EDT
The White House issued the following statement from President Obama on the Iraqi elections. (Updated to include the President's remarks from the Rose Garden this afternoon.)
- March 6, 2010 at 7:04 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama describes how American families will have more control over their health care this year, after health reform passes.
- February 25, 2010 at 3:28 PM EDT
Walking back to the White House to grab lunch after the morning session of the bipartisan meeting at the Blair House, the President stopped in front of the gate on Pennsylvania Avenue to answer a quick question about progress so far.
- February 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM EDT
Earlier this week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius wrote about Anthem Blue Cross’s announcement that many of its 800,000 policy-holders in California could have their rates hiked by nearly 39%. With today’s news that Anthem will postpone the rate hike for two months while it reviews the matter, HHS issued this follow-up reaction from the Secretary.
- February 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM EDT
President Obama's statement following action by the Senate to confirm twenty-seven nominees.
- February 10, 2010 at 4:26 PM EDT
Last night, John Stewart interviewed former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on The Daily Show. Mr. Gingrich aired his share of criticisms, including how the Administration handled the recent attempted Christmas Day attack in Detroit. While Mr. Gingrich is certainly entitled to his opinions, he isn’t entitled to his own facts.
- January 31, 2010 at 4:15 PM EDT
After more than 11,000 questions and 630,000 votes, the folks from CitizenTube who will interview President Obama tomorrow have reminded everyone that the deadline for submitting questions is tonight at 8pm EST.
- January 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM EDT
From our live webstream to a free iPhone app, the White House is using technology to make sure the President's State of the Union Address reaches as many people as possible. Now we are excited to announce that President Obama will also be using the web to offer the public a direct and participatory way to communicate back to him.
- January 25, 2010 at 2:36 PM EDT
Desde el terremoto en Haití, los estadounidenses han demostrado su generosidad contribuyendo con millones de dólares. El viernes en la noche, el Presidente Obama promulgó un proyecto de ley que facilita la contribución.