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Weekly Wrap Up: “A Dangerous Combination Of Coffee And Obsession”

A quick look at the week of November 15, 2010.

A quick look at the week of November 15, 2010:

Quote: “It is in these labs -- often late at night, often fueled by a dangerous combination of coffee and obsession -- that our future is being won,” said President Obama during the presentation of the National Medals of Science, Technology and Innovation, “For in a global economy, the key to our prosperity will never be to compete by paying our workers less or building cheaper, lower-quality products. That's not our advantage. The key to our success -- as it has always been -- will be to compete by developing new products, by generating new industries, by maintaining our role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation. It’s absolutely essential to our future.” VIDEO:

Your West Wing Week: “I Really Like this Guy.” VIDEO:

On the White Board: In the newest installment of the White House White Board series, Austan Goolsbee discusses the American Auto industry’s comeback. VIDEO:

Behind-the-Scenes Pictures: The White House photo office and Pete Souza bring you October in photos. SLIDESHOW:

Success Story: President Obama on GM. VIDEO:

Official Arrival Ceremony: The President visits Lisbon, Portugal to meet with NATO allies.

Vice President Biden: It Gets Better: Vice President Biden’s message to young people that are bullied because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. VIDEO:

Equal Rights: New rules require equal visitation rights for all patients, including same-sex domestic partners.

Must Have Apps: Our top ten picks for government mobile apps.

National Entrepreneurs’ Day: The first-ever, part of a full-blown National Entrepreneurship Week.

And the Medal of Freedom Goes To…:President George H.W. Bush, Warren Buffett and Maya Angelou, just to name a few.

Ask Interior: The Department of the Interior launches a new online Q&A to answer your questions.

An American Hero: President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta. VIDEO:

It’s About National Security: The President and Vice President meet with nation security experts to discuss the New START treaty.

6,200 Farmers Markets and Counting: Find your local farmers market, even design an app.

Equal Pay For Women:Lilly Ledbetter and leading advocates for women and girls discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act with President Obama. VIDEO:

Tuesday Talks: Talk to Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, about health reform implementation on Tuesday, November 23rd. And check out what you missed last week with the inventor of the digital camera and other recipients of the National Medals of Science, Technology and Innovation. VIDEO: