Just in case you’ve been busy this week, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the highlights from the week below.
-- President Obama, November 5, 2014
On Tuesday, the First Lady took to Tumblr for the first time in history to answer questions about her Reach Higher Initiative. Below are just a few of the questions you asked – and she answered:
Did you miss the Tumblr Q&A? Don’t worry, you can check out the First Lady’s answers below:
On Thursday, the President and First Lady spent some time with the U.S. champions of this year’s Little League World Series -- the Jackie Robinson West All Stars. Jackie Robinson West warmed America’s hearts when they defied odds and succeeded despite coming from neighborhoods that suffer from violence as well as disproportionate levels of poverty.
Later on Thursday, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his acts of bravery while serving as an artillery commander during the Civil War. Typically, the Medal of Honor is awarded within a few years of the action, but as the President noted, “sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the passage of time.”
The award was accepted by Helen Loring Ensign, a cousin twice removed of the Lieutenant. During the ceremony, the President noted:
Curious to find out more about the Medal of Honor ceremony? Check out the President's full remarks here -- and take a look behind the scenes at what goes into a Medal of Honor ceremony.
On Wednesday afternoon, the President spoke to the White House press corps about the midterm elections and the steps America can take moving forward.
President Obama detailed three policy areas in which the Administration and Congress can work together during the upcoming weeks: