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January 20, 2009

The New President

-- by Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Speak Out California.

At 12:01pm EST, as Barack Obama took the oath of office to become President of the United States of America, the White House website, whitehouse.gov, switched over to its new format.  The list of menu items on that website includes "Our Government."  It is OUR government, the People of the United States joining together to manage our affairs.

One feature of the new website is a blog.  The first post at the blogs promises Communication, Transparency and Patricipation.  For example,

"One significant addition to WhiteHouse.gov reflects a campaign promise from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it."
It is OUR government, and a new era has begun. 

Click through to Speak Out California.

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 20, 2009 10:13 AM


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