Barack Obama takes the oath of office for president on Jan. 20, 2009. The weeks leading up to that date provide some insight into how he will govern.
Obama puts hope on hold in days of transition In two appearances since he was elected, Obama has emphasized the monumental challenges the country faces and warned against expectations that he will bring a quick fix. The change he promised on the campaign trail will come, he told an eager nation, but it will take some time.November 9, 2008
Obama calls for swift action on economy President-elect Obama said Friday that the
country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."November 7, 2008
President-elect Obama: The ultimate community organizer Political pundits on the left and right agree that Sen. Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday was due in large part to a well-run campaign. Some of that success may be a product of his experience working with community organizations on the south side of Chicago in the mid 1980s. Some activists in Minneapolis say they hope as president, Obama will become the ultimate community organizer.November 6, 2008
Great presidential expectations President-elect Barack Obama has begun the transition process with national security briefings. But even before his election, Obama's aides were playing down the notion that any of the significant foreign policy and economic problems facing the U.S. would be resolved within the first 100 days.Midmorning, November 6, 2008