Yahoo Article: “Obama steps to door of White House – and history”.

Update: March 1, 2009. Article: Obama challenges lobbyists to legislative duel by Charles Babington

Update: January 27, 2009. Article: Is ‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’ Inevitable? by Noel Sheppard


Headline: “Obama steps to door of White House – and history”

Date: 1.19.09

Exert: WASHINGTON – “Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation’s capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president…Obama issued a statement declaring, “King’s was a life lived in loving service to others. As we honor that legacy, it’s not a day just to pause and reflect — it’s a day to act.”

“He began his day with a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he visited 14 veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.Then his motorcade headed for the Sasha Bruce House, a facility for homeless teens, where he grabbed a paint roller and helped volunteers who were fixing up rooms.”We can’t allow any idle hands,” he said. “Everybody’s got to be involved. “Later, Obama joined his wife at a high school where they greeted 300 volunteers who were writing letters to U.S. troops and doing other volunteer work. The president-elect thanked them and said, “If we’re waiting for somebody else to do something, it never gets done. We’re going to have to take responsibility, all of us. This is not just a one-day affair.”

Author: DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent, Article link


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