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Weekly Wrap Up: A Budget Designed to Win the Future

A quick look at the week that was on

A quick look at the week of February 14, 2011:

A Budget for Winning the Future: The President unveils his 2012 Budget. Find out more about what's in it, explore an interactive breakdown of where your tax dollar go, and learn how it puts America back on a track to fiscal discipline while still investing in the future.

White House White Board: OMB Director Jack Lew discusses the tough choices made in the 2012 Budget.

Race to the Top: The deadline to apply for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, and to have President Obama speak at your high school's commencement, is February 25th. See what happened last year when the President surprised graduating seniors at Kalamazoo Central High School, the winners of last year's Commencement Challenge.

Advise the Advisor: Our newest feature for getting feedback from Americans features Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, talking about entrepreneurship and small businesses. We also posted the results from last week's video with David Plouffe.

Presenting The Medal of Freedom: President Obama honors the Medal of Freedom recipients, including President George H. W. Bush, Maya Angelou, Bill Russell and more. You can watch exclusive video interviews on our Medal of Freedom page.

President Barack Obama addresses the audience before presenting the Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama addresses the audience before presenting the Medal of Freedom during a ceremony East Room of the White House February 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

TwitPic: The President toasts w/ heads of @Twitter, @Facebook, other tech biz leaders at dinner in Woodside

West Wing Week Video: "Goodbye, Gibbs"

A Visit with Military Families: Dr. Jill Biden shares photos from her visits with military families, as well as a video from the Navy of Valentine's Day messages from family members to their sailors, aviators, and Marines overseas.

Strengthening Women's Health: Most people don't know that the Affordable Care Act is the strongest women's health law since Medicare. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blogs about it on Huffington Post. Plus, a new online resource for women to learn about benefits in the health care law.

The Stimulus Turns Two: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act turned two years old on Thursday. Read about the benefits the middle class has seen as the stimulus has taken effect.

CFPB Answers Your Questions: Elizabeth Warren and her colleagues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau answer your questions submitted at

Let's Move! to Georgia: In recognition of the first anniversary of her Let's Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to several states. Watch video of her travels, and her visit to an elementary school in Alpharetta, Georgia.

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta

First Lady Michelle Obama visits a second grade class at the Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 9, 2011. Mrs. Obama, who marked the first anniversary of the 'Let's Move!' initiative, praised the school for their efforts to promote healthy living. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Celebrating Black History Month: continues our Celebrating Black History Month series, which highlights the work of African Americans in the Obama Administration who are contributing to the President's goals for winning the future.