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In his first weekly address since being sworn in, President Obama lays out his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan to resuscitate our ailing economy. Watch his address or read the full-text below to learn more.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls for unprecedented action. Just this week, we saw more people file for unemployment…
The 56th Presidential Inauguration was more open and accessible than any other in history. To help you understand the scale of it all, we’ve broken down the Inauguration by the numbers…
1,120,000: Metro train rides taken on January 20th, setting a new record for one-day ridership.
18,000: Volunteers providing support for the inaugural activities.
Over 13,000: Service events organized in response to President Obama’s call to service.
13,000: Participants marching in the inaugural…
Yesterday freshly-inaugurated President Obama delivered his Inaugural Address (read the full text here) on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, enjoining all Americans to “choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.“
This morning, we’re pleased to offer a live webcast of the National Prayer Service from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Watch the Prayer Service starting at 9:30am ET today.
This service will bring together dignitaries and Americans of diverse faiths to celebrate the Inaugural events of the past few days through prayer, readings, and musical performances. The service will be attended by the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden. While the service…