Saturday, January 24, 2009


Although The Free Choice e-zine unfortunately does not have the resources and staff of other websites, in our continuing efforts to report the news, we proudly present the first installment of THE WEEK IN REVIEW.

Of course the big story this past week is the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States and his actions since.
Although Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the recital of the oath of office during the official ceremony on Tuesday January 20th, which prompted Obama to have a more informal "do over" the following evening, the new President has not wasted any time going to work trying to keep his campaign promises as his administration started tackling the issues that affect the United States and the world.

Actions have been initiated to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within a year while moving prisoners to more appropriate venues of justice.
Meanwhile, work has begun on tackling the economy and it is hoped that an economic stimulus package will go before Congress for approval by mid-February.

And in other news, New York State Governor David Paterson, appointed Kirsten Gillibrand to serve the remaining Senate term of the new Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. This has not thrilled some citizens of the state, for allegedly Gillibrand is pro-NRA, having voted in favor of the National Rifle Organization in every issue that has involved them; although this has not had as much news coverage (yet?) as when the Illinois State Governor allegedly tried to sell the vacant Congressional seat when Obama was elected President last November.

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