President-elect Barack Obama is beginning to name top administration officials as his transfer-of-power plan emerges. Analysts provide insight into how the process works.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
With the U.S. economy likely in recession and the country embroiled in two wars, President-elect Barack Obama and his staff have been quickly transitioning from campaign mode to preparing to govern with little time to celebrate his landmark victory.
Lawmakers are battling over funding projects called earmarks that have been attached to bills. The NewsHour reports on a proposed deal that may allow them to move past these debates.
Following President Bush's veto of the war spending bill, Congress is considering a new bill that would fund the war through July. The NewsHour looks at the role of grassroots political organizations in the debate.
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