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West Wing Week 05/23/14 or, “Straight A’s? Whoa!”

Summary: 
This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.

This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.

Friday, May 16

Monday, May 19

  • On Monday, President Obama dropped in on local little leaguers where he threw out the first pitch.

Tuesday, May 20

  • On Tuesday, the President met with business leaders as a part of SelectUSA, an initiative that seeks to highlight why America is right for investment.
  • Later that day, the President and First Lady participated in a photo shoot and sit-down interview with Parade magazine.
  • Meanwhile, the Vice President and Dr. Biden arrived in Bucharest where they toured Otopeni Airbase and greeted local American and Romanian troops.
  • Later, the Vice President and Dr. Biden thanked U.S. Embassy staff at a pre-Memorial Day barbeque.

Wednesday, May 21

Thursday, May 22

  • On Thursday, the President traveled to Cooperstown, New York, where he spoke about the administration's travel and tourism agenda at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Meanwhile, the White House hosted a dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp.
  • Later, the Vice President met with Cypriot leaders and Dr. Biden visited the United Nations buffer zone.