Weekly Wrap Up: "Worthy of Those We Have Lost"
A quick look at the week of January 10, 2011:
Tragedy in Arizona: On Saturday, January 8th, 2011, senseless acts of violence committed in Tucson, Arizona claimed innocent lives. At a memorial event, President Obama asked Americans to channel their emotions toward the pursuit of a more perfect union, saying that "If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate -- as it should -- let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost." Watch the video. View the photo gallery. Read an open letter to parents from the First Lady.
MLK Day: Find opportunities in your communityto honor Dr. King and mark the 25th anniversary of the holiday by volunteering with a service project near you.
In Numbers: Less than a month after President Obama signs the tax cut compromise, millions of American workers are already seeing the impact show up in their paychecks from the payroll tax cut – here are some numbersto help you understand what that means.
Changes for Cuba and America: The President directs the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future. Read the announcement.
Honoring Holbrooke: The President joins countless others in honoring legend of American diplomacy Richard Holbrooke. Read the remarks.
West Wing Week: Preview of "Dispatches from Sudan": This week, an historic referendum took place in Sudan and West Wing Week takes you there. Join General Scott Gration, President Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan, for a unique look at the vote that could result in the world's newest nation. Watch the video.
VP Visits Afghanistan: Vice President Biden spends the week in Afghanistan to assess progress toward full independence for Afghanistan, meet with our partners, and commend our troops. Read the post.View the gallery.