President Obama signs the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, one of the most sweeping pieces of conservation and public land management legislation in years.
The President addresses the people of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota as they face down disastrous flooding. He speaks of what the government is doing, but also stresses that times of crisis like this are reminders of the need and opportunity Americans have to keep their dedication to service. (public domain)
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President Obama lays out his plans for a comprehensive and regional approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan, from military support to developmental aid.
President Obama hosts an Open for Questions town hall on the economy on March 26, 2009. At this first ever online town hall from the White House, the President answers questions about the economy submitted and voted on by the public through WhiteHouse.gov. Jared Bernstein, chief economist for Vice President Biden, facilitates.