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article imageOn Day One, The Obama Administration Immediately Gets To Work

By Can Tran     Jan 20, 2009 in Politics
While many are celebrating the inauguration of United States President Barack Obama, his administration has wasted no time in getting busy. Obama’s administration and the US Senate have started to get to work.
Today, it is a very interesting and busy day. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the forty-fourth President of the United States. Before the inauguration, there were viewing parties across the United States and other parts of the world. In the case of the United States capital, over a million people gathered outside of the United States Capitol. After Obama was inaugurated, the celebration was far from over.
There was the US Presidential Parade. After the parade, there are several Presidential Balls and other parties taking place across Washington D.C. After tonight, Obama will have to bring his S+ game as he will be faced with many domestic and international problems. While there are celebrations and parties continuing on tonight, Obama’s administration and the US Senate have gotten busy.
The US Senate has quickly confirmed several of Obama’s cabinet appointments. However, Democratic Senator and former Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton of New York may have to wait at least a day before being confirmed as the next US Secretary of State.
The Obama administration immediately got busy. Rahm Emanuel, the new White House Chief of Staff signed a memorandum ordering all pending regulations to be halted. All regulations pending for approval or rejection are being halted. This is because the new Obama administration wants a look and review on all of them. This applies to all government agencies and departments.
The new White House website has gotten a makeover. Obama praised now former US President George W. Bush at the inauguration ceremony. During his inauguration speech, Obama did manage to throw some jabs at Bush. On the new White House website, the new administration wasted no time attacking Bush.
On the page talking about additional issues, Hurricane Katrina is listed as one of them. The Obama administration immediately attacked Bush’s response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.
On the site, it reads: “President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.”
It was a blunt criticism of Bush’s response and promises to rebuilding the area after Hurricane Katrina. Overall, it is a busy day in Washington D.C. While there are celebrations and parties going on, there is serious business taking place.
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