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What is obama signing as soon as he's sworn?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7804points) January 20th, 2009

three tablets and biden with others standing around. obama signs—didn’t know he was left-handed actually, but what are those papers? why is it done immediately?

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aprilsimnel's avatar

One of those papers is the Oath of Office.

janbb's avatar

I heard that some were his nominations for his cabinet.

charliecompany34's avatar

hmmmm… interesting. transition of power is swift!

Harp's avatar

From Here

“He signed three documents, including a proclamation declaring a day of national renewal and reconciliation

The past three presidents signed similar proclamations after being sworn in.

The new president also signed his Cabinet and sub-Cabinet nominations. Those are necessary before the full Senate can confirm the nominations. They’ll be presented to the Senate Tuesday afternoon.”

charliecompany34's avatar

@harp: wow, thanks. just wondering—been watching this stuff since waking up 0630 central time.

madcapper's avatar

his deal with the devil… or congress. Same thing right?

Jeruba's avatar

One of the commentators said that some presidential orders expire at the end of one administration and have to be immediately renewed by the next.

galileogirl's avatar

I was watching with a kid from Cameroon. After the oath he said, “Is that all he has to say”

loser's avatar

The bill for lunch. The new president always has to buy.

susanc's avatar

the receipt

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