In this week's address, the President offers his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounts the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier this week, joining Jewish families around the world in their celebration.
The President looks forward to taking part with his family in the hope and joy of the Easter season and reminds all Americans, no matter their faith, of the common thread that binds us.
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On Tuesday, the President, along with some of his senior advisers, observed a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
On Wednesday, the President, Vice President, and the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs greeted the servicemen and women participating in the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride.
Before cheering on the Warriors, who will travel 58 miles from Washington, DC to Friendship, MD over four days, the President told the group and the crowd filled with members of the military and their families, "you inspire me with your courage, your resolve, your resilience, your tenacity, your optimism. It makes me proud to be your Commander-in-Chief.”
President Obama dropped by the White House Briefing Room yesterday to make a big announcement about the Affordable Care Act.
8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance through the Marketplace. Yup, 8,000,000. And the ACA has helped millions more get covered: 3 million young adults gained coverage by being able to stay on their parents' plans, 3 million more people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, and 5 million people enrolled in plans outside the Marketplace. All in all, that's more than 19 million people getting covered -- not too shabby.
Instagram just got better: The Office of the Vice President just joined the social network.
As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch this week's episode of West Wing Week: