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West Wing Week: 1/30/15 or, “Namaste Obama”

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

This week, the President made history by being the first sitting President to make a second visit to India. He and the First Lady also traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King. And back at home, the President convened a meeting with U.S. mayors and honored outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That's January 23 to January 29 or, "Namaste Obama."

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Friday, January 23

  • The President hosted the annual Conference of Mayors.

Saturday, January 24 – Tuesday, January 27

  • The President and First Lady traveled to India.
  • In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the President and First Lady paid their respects to King Salman following the passing of the late Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Wednesday, January 28

  • The President attended the Armed Forces farewell in honor of Secretary of Defense Hagel.

Thursday, January 29

  • The President and Vice President traveled to Philadelphia to attend the House Democratic Caucus Retreat.