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President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden have developed innovative approaches to challenge the status quo in Washington and to bring about the kind of change America needs.
The Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed policy agenda. Among many important domestic and foreign policy objectives, priorities of the Obama Administration include: a plan to revive the economy; provide affordable, accessible health care to all; strengthen our public education and social security systems; define a clear path to energy independence and tackle climate change; end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan; work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
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I hope people put partisanship aside (you can still be for or opposed, just not rabidly so) and seriously discuss this historic presidential transition period and the first 100 days out from there. If we do this in a serious, thoughtful and sober manner with respect for all posters regardless of whether they agree or disagree ... not only will ATS benefit but all of us as concerned and involved citizens will benefit. Thank you in advance for your involvement.
Iran... ok so I finally get this now. Seems to me like America WILL NOT allow Iran to develop nukes. Period. And will take whatever measures are necessary, come what may. I'm right, right??
Obama is going to have to slash the budget to the bare bones - ESSENTIAL services only and no more subsidies and tax breaks for big business.
There is a excellent article in the WSJ dated Tuesday November 4th 2008 on Hebert Hoover entitled "Fans of the 31st President Find Hate for Hoover Greatly Depressing" by Louise Radnofsky that is quite interesting.
I remember reading a history of the 20's and they pointed out that before his election Hoover was viewed as a business man par excellence
I am not so thrilled about Gates staying on either though I understand the reasoning but if gates leaves after a year I would love to see Obama pick Powell for Sec. of Defense.
Originally posted by grover
I guess the first two questions I have are what do people think about this high profile transition as opposed to the more traditional subdued, behind the scenes one.
And about the cabinet picks he's made so far? What do people think of them and what do they suggest about the nature of his presidency to come?
. . the new government was sworn in quicker in NZ then usual due Key desire to attended APEC. Surely given that he was elected in November Obama should have been at the recent G20 and APEC meetings and Bush having returned home to Texas.
I reckon that the Obama camp cut a deal with Hillary the Secretary of State role in exchange for dropping out of the race .
Since Hillary would be focusing on overseas issues as Secretary of State rather then her traditional focus on domestic issues. I conclude that her presidential ambitions are not yet dead. Hillary is either has a 2016 run in mind or if things go badly she could run Obama in 2012 something like happened to LBJ.
Personally I consider Obama to be a moderate... I consider Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) or the late Paul Wellstone as liberals.