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An Important 60 Seconds

1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. This is money that helps pay the bills while folks work hard to find their next job.

That's why Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, sat down for a special edition of On The Clock.

Watch the video to find out -- in under 60 seconds -- why this issue is so important:

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West Wing Week: 12/20/13 or "26 Candles"

This week, the White House honored those lost at Sandy Hook on the one year anniversary. The President met with newly elected mayors and executives from America's leading technology companies, discussed the benefits of health care reform with a group of moms, and celebrated the holidays with Christmas in Washington.


First Lady Michelle Obama Collects Toys for Kids in Need

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. to deliver hundreds of toys that Executive Office of the President staff donated to the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign, an annual holiday toy drive.


The Affordable Care Act Means Peace of Mind for Moms

On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama and the First Lady met with a group of moms (and one aunt!) in the Oval Office to talk about how health reform has benefitted their families.



 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

9:45 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:30 AM: The President meets with senior advisors

2:00 PM: The President holds a news conference WATCH LIVE

6:45 PM: The First Family departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

7:00 PM: The First Family departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Honolulu, Hawai’i

5:05 AM: The First Family arrives in Honolulu, Hawai’i


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