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

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.