President Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday
photo credit: Pete Souza/The White House
What are some of his first moves?
- Pay freezes for senior White House staff. Good.
- Tightening rules on lobbyists. Good.
- Ordering immediate halt to all pending military war crime trials so he can review the information. Good.
- Not giving a job to anyone in an area in which he or she had lobbied within the two preceding years. Good.
- Scheduled meeting with military leaders to draw up plans for draw down of troops in Iraq. Very good.