West Wing Week: 02/08/13 or “What’s Up, Camera Man?”

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West Wing Week: 02/08/13 or “What’s Up, Camera Man?”

This week, the President honored our nation's top scientists and innovators, nominated a new Secretary of the Interior, and worked toward reducing gun violence, enacting immigration reform, and reducing our deficit in a balanced way.


Friday, February 1st

  • The winners of the 2011 National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation received their awards at the White House.

Sunday, February 3rd

  • The President sat down with CBS News to discuss a range of issues currently facing our nation.

Monday, February 4th

  • In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the President met with men and women who are on the front line of the fight to prevent gun violence.

Tuesday, February 5th

  • The President hosted a meeting with progressive and labor leaders to discuss the ways in which immigration reform would strengthen the economy in communities across the country.
  • In the Press Briefing Room, the President addressed the sequester.
  • The President called up the coach of the Baltimore Ravens to congratulate them on their Superbowl victory.
  • Business leaders met with the President to discuss ways in which immigration reform would benefit their businesses.
  • Speechwriter Cody Keenan gave an update on the progress of next week’s address to the Joint Session of Congress.

Wednesday, February 6th

  • The President announced Sally Jewell as his nomination to head up the Department of the Interior, and congratulated outgoing Secretary Ken Salazar.

Thursday, February 7th

  • The President, Vice President and First Lady attended the annual Prayer Breakfast.
  • The President met with his Cabinet to talk about immigration reform.
  • Magic Johnson visited the White House.