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President Obama gets down to business

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 White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel briefs President Obama in the Oval Office.

President Obama meets with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office.


The parties and celebrations of the historic inauguration of the 44th president are over. (Technical problems on my site blocked me from blogging yesterday. Some of the glitches are still being worked out.)  Meanwhile today, President Barack Obama got down to the business of running the country and dealing with its myriad of problems.

President Obama’s first full day on the job got off to a fast start with the signing of several executive orders and phone calls to Middle East leaders about the conflict in Gaza. This afternoon the new president is scheduled to huddle with the nation’s top military leaders to discuss a timetable for the withdrawal of our combat troops from Iraq; one of Obama’s main campaign promises.

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