1. A prayer service with his wife at the National Cathedral;
2. An Open House at the White House;
3. A meeting with his economic advisers to discuss next steps to solve the debacle of Bush's economic policies; and
4. A meeting with senior commanders and top national security aides to discuss next steps to resolve Bush's debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Time Magazine observed:
Among the possibilities for the first day was the naming of a Middle East envoy, critical at a time of renewed hostilities between Israelis and the Palestinians; an order closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that will take considerable time to execute and comes on the heels of a suspension of war crimes trials there pending a review; prohibiting — in most cases — the harsh interrogation techniques for suspected terrorists that have damaged the U.S. image around the globe; overturning the so-called Mexico City policy that forbids U.S. funding for family planning programs that offer abortion; and lifting President George W. Bush's limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.Music to my ears.