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Weekly Wrap Up: “A Dream of Service”

A quick look at the week of January 17, 2011.

A quick look at the week of January 17, 2011:

Quote: “Dr. King obviously had a dream of justice and equality in our society, but he also had a dream of service, that you could be a drum major for service, that you could lead by giving back to our communities.” Read the Post. Watch the video.

First Lady Michelle Obama Surprises White House Visitors

First Lady Michelle Obama surprises visitors on a public tour in the Blue Room of the White House, Jan. 20, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

State of the Union: On Tuesday, January 25, at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. Find out how you can get involved in the State of the Union and ask your questions of President Obama and senior Administration officials.

China State Visit: At the Arrival Ceremony for the China State Visit, President Obama welcomes President Hu of China and calls for more productive cooperation between the two nations. Watch the video.

West Wing Week: A Rather Large Painting: The President welcomes the presidents of China and Pakistan, serves the D.C. community in observance of Martin Luther King Day and speaks in remembrance of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and President John F. Kennedy. Watch the video.

Notable Numbers: 86 and 68. In honor of President Hu's State Visit, President Obama presented the Chinese leader with a painting on canvas measuring 86 inches wide and 68 inches high – 8 and 6 are lucky numbers that coincide with China’s country code 86. See the paining.

Voices of Health Reform: Americans from across the country share their stories on how they are already benefiting from the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. Listen to their stories.

The Cost of Repealing Health Reform: Repeal would be bad for business, bad for the economy, and bad for families’ bank accounts. Get the break down on the latest White House White Board.

The Most Creative and Innovative Businesses in the World: The President announced that GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt will join his team of economic advisors as the head of the new White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness -  a board to get Americans back to work and strengthen our economy. Watch the video.