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West Wing Week: 05/22/2015 or, “@POTUS”

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

This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey; signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers; and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That's May 15 to May 21 or, "@POTUS!"


  • The President joined law enforcement officials and their families at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to honor 131 peace officers who died in the line of duty.
  • Later, the President sat down for an interview in the historic Map Room with journalist Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya, a news network in the Middle East.


  • On Monday morning, @POTUS sent out his first tweet! Over the course of the day, he broke the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter.
  • Later, he met with law enforcement officials who are using creative community-building tactics to fight crime in Camden, New Jersey.


  • The President signed the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act, named after two police officers who were killed in the line of duty in New York.
  • Later, he welcomed journalist Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic to the Oval Office for an interview about foreign policy.



  • The President held a bilateral meeting with the President of Tunisia, following their historic 2014 democratic elections.
  • Later, the President gathered his Cabinet for a meeting in the Cabinet Room.