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West Wing Week: 05/01/2015 or, “I Think That Works!”

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

This week, the President hosted the Japanese Prime Minister, joked around at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, sat down for an interview with the Wall Street Journal, visited the Lincoln Memorial, took a walk with the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, and participated in a “virtual field trip.” That’s April 24 to April 30 or, “I Think That Works!”

Friday, April 24

  • The President congratulated the Office of the National Intelligence for 10 years of hard work protecting Americans from external threats.

Saturday, April 25

  • The President and First Lady attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Monday, April 27

  • The President discussed the U.S. economy with Wall Street Journal reporter Jerry Seib.
  • The Vice President announced the expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program.
  • The President took Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Lincoln Memorial.

Tuesday, April 28

  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe and his delegation were formally welcomed to the White House in a State Arrival Ceremony.
  • The President and Prime Minister Abe held a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office.
  • Prime Minister Abe and the President held a press conference in the Rose Garden.
  • A formal State Dinner was held in the evening to celebrate the strong global partnership between the U.S. and Japan.

Wednesday, April 29

  • The President honored the Teacher of the Year finalists in the Rose Garden.
  • The President and 2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, took a walk to a local favorite for some afternoon tea.

Thursday, April 30

  • The President took a field trip to a public library in Anacostia to announce a ConnectED initiative to get more books in the hands of kids.