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West Wing Week: 01/11/13 or "The Interests of Our Country"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President nominated a bipartisan slate of leaders to key administration jobs and the Vice President met with a wide array of organizations to talk about efforts to reduce gun violence. 

Friday, January 4th:

Monday, January 7th: 

Wednesday, January 9th:

Thursday, January 10th:

  • The President called Alabama's Head Football Coach Nick Saban to congratulate his team on their victory in the BCS National Championship Game.  The Crimson Tide has now won the title 3 times in the last 4 years.
  • That afternoon, the President held an event in the East Room of the White House to announce his intention to nominate Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be the new Treasury Secretary.