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West Wing Week: 11/21/14 or, "Mingalarbar!"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This week, the President visited Burma for the second time in his presidency, attended the G20 Summit in Australia, worked to expand access to broadband and 21st century technology in our schools, and addressed the nation about the steps he is taking to fix our broken immigration system. That's November 14th to November 20th or, "Mingalarbar!"

Friday, November 14th

Saturday, November 15th

  • The President was in Brisbane, Australia at the University of Queensland, where he highlighted the unshakable alliance between the U.S. and Australia, and outlined his vision for advancing democracy and cooperation in the Asia Pacific.
  • Next, it was time to kick off the G20 Summit. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott welcomed the President and other world leaders to the summit, and then the leaders participated in a series of meetings to discuss economic cooperation on issues like development, energy and trade.

Sunday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 18th

​Wednesday, November 19th

Thursday, November 20th

  • The Vice President attended the Global Entrepreneurship summit, and delivered the keynote address.
  • That evening, The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden departed Morocco for Ukraine.
  • At the White House, the President and First Lady invited youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to visit the Oval Office and a local restaurant.
  • That night, in prime-time, the President delivered an address to the nation, where he announced steps that he would take to reform our broken immigration system.