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President Obama’s First Official Act

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Bush & Cheney Leave The White House For The Last Time!

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Obama speaks about the upcoming Inauguration

1/17/09: Your Weekly Address

In his final weekly address before assuming office, President-elect Barack Obama speaks about the upcoming Inauguration activities.

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Obama’s Inauguration to be Costliest in History

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01/10/09: President-Elect Obama’s Weekly Address

In this week’s address, President-elect Barack Obama highlights the challenges facing our struggling economy and introduces a report being drafted by Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein.


(VIDEO) Barack Obama on Meet The Press

President-elect Barack Obama on Meet The Press

December 7 2008

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CHICAGO – The economic recession will get significantly worse before it starts to improve, President-elect Barack Obama said, seeking in an interview broadcast Sunday to tamp down expectations as he prepares to assume the presidency in 44 days.

“If you look at the unemployment numbers … the fragility of the financial system and the fact that it’s an international system,” the recession “is a big problem, and it’s going to get worse,” Obama told NBC News’ Tom Brokaw on Saturday. The interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Acknowledging that his agenda had changed sharply just in the month since he was elected, Obama said passing a short-term economic stimulus package was now his top priority.

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(VIDEO) Obama Names Richardson as Commerce Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama named Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico as his choice for secretary of commerce on Wednesday, pointedly denying that the job was a “consolation prize” for the two-time cabinet officer who had been considered a candidate for secretary of state.

“I think it was a mistake for him to get rid of it,” Mr. Obama said as Mr. Richardson looked on with a grin. “I think that whole Western, rugged look was really working for him.”

In addition, Mr. Obama — who has filled about half of his cabinet and White House staff jobs — said that by the time he was done his administration would be seen as among the most diverse ever put together.