President Obama halts all regulations pending review
Via Talking Points Memo:
White House chief of staff orders federal agencies to halt all regulations pending review
Jan 20, 2009 18:11 EST
One of President Barack Obama's first acts is to order federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them.
The order went out Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Obama was inaugurated president, in a memorandum signed by new White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. The notice of the action was contained in the first press release sent out by Obama's White House, and it came from deputy press secretary Bill Burton.
Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Gives Obama Championship Game Ball
updated 5:49 p.m. ET, Tues., Jan. 20, 2009
WASHINGTON - One of Pittsburgh's "first families" welcomed the country's new first family at a bipartisan event on the eve of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney was in the receiving line before dinner at the "Yes We Did Celebration" Monday night. He gave Obama a game ball from the previous night's AFC Championship at Heinz Field.