West Wing Week: 1/1/2016 or, “U.S. Mission Manila”

This week, West Wing Week takes a short break from our regularly scheduled programming to take you behind the scenes with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, to show you what it’s like for folks working at a U.S. Embassy when POTUS comes to your country.

As 2015 comes to a close, look back at some of President Obama’s most memorable photos of the year as selected by Chief Official White House Photographer @PeteSouza. You can check out the full set of photos by clicking the link in the bio or at go.wh.gov/YearInPhotos.

Father and daughter. President Obama with Malia at the Whitney in NYC. ICYMI please check out my Year in Photographs 2015. Direct link in profile.

Life Lessons from POTUS: On Being a Parent

Check out our 2015 year in photos where you’ll find powerful moments from the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, the White House lit up to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that gay and lesbian couples can marry, and of course, President Obama with babies at go.wh.gov/YearInPhotos.

Check out my Year in Photos 2015. Link also in profile: http://go.wh.gov/YearInPhotos

A selfie in the Oval Office. My annual Year In Photos will be live at 10am Hawaii time (3pm East Coast). I will post the link here.

“It is the great joy of my life, and Michelle’s life: Our daughters.” —President Obama Watch as the President answers questions from White House interns—including one where he shares his advice on family and parenting—at go.wh.gov/POTUSadvice.

2015 was a busy year. From the important progress we made to some fun, lighthearted moments with President Obama, check out our top 12 posts on Instagram by clicking the link in the bio or at go.wh.gov/2015onInsta.

Backstage with Esperanza Spalding at the White House

The President and First Lady host an all-star music tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act that was signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. Before taking the stage with the likes of Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, James Taylor and more, Esperanza Spalding gave a special backstage interview and preview of her performance. Check out the full “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of American Creativity” on PBS.