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Day 3: Congress gets busy

The House Ways and Means Committee has approved $275 billion in tax cuts The House Energy and Commerce Committee late Thursday approved a $2.8 billion program that would expand broadband service into underserved areas. It also approved various programs costing an estimated $27 billion ...Read More

Day 2: First move on Gaza

Just hours after the bans over torture and closure of Guantanamo, Obama urged Israel on Thursday to open its borders with Gaza. This to make sure aid can reach innocent palestinians. He adds that they need food, clean water, medical aid and have been ...Read More

Day 2: Increasing transparency

Releases an executive order to overturn Bush Jr’s added secrecy of presidential records. Link to the order on whitehouse.gov Short summary: after Richard Nixon’s unpleasant presidency, Congress took steps to open up the office of the President a little bit. Records were to be ...Read More

Day 1: Off to a running start

Obama starts his first day in office like follows: Before he even leaves home he halts the military tribunal processes at Guantánamo Bay. As soon as he gets in he phones several arab leaders, namely the leaders of Egypt (Hosni Mubarak), Israel (Ehud Olmert), ...Read More

Day 0: Inauguration speech

A new chapter in world history opens. We hope Barack fulfills at least a smidget of the high hopes placed on his shoulders. Obama inauguration speech on youtube: Also: In his first official act since taking the oath of office, President Barack Obama issued ...Read More