A Decent First Week

He's still working on getting a stimulus package passed, but as first weeks in office go, Obama has done a pretty decent job.

1. Signed order closing Guantanamo Bay within a year
2. Began talks about getting out of Iraq, and upping forces in Afganstan
3. Signed an order ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortions. This reverses a Bush policy that, "bans U.S. taxpayer money, usually in the form of U.S. Agency for International Development funds, from going to international family planning groups that either offer abortions or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion." (source Seattle PI)
4. Banned aids from accepting gifts or money from Lobbyist. And they can not go work for a company that lobby's with in two years after leaving their position. And if they were in a position to lobby, they can't come work for the office in a role that was effected by that lobbying.
(Source whitehouse.gov )
5. Issued a pay freeze for his senior staff members, due the setting an economy example. Although, they still earn a pretty penny.
6. Freedom of Information in the Administration. promises to be open to the public on decision in his white house.
7. "moved to give states a freer hand in curbing greenhouse gas emissions from cars, and to enact tighter fuel-efficiency standards that could remake the auto industry" (source MSNBC)

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