Highlights on the Road to the White House
|Sat. Nov. 1|
|Sun. Nov. 2|
|Mon. Nov. 3|
|Tues. Nov. 4||ELECTION
DAY. Speeches: McCain,
|Wed. Nov. 5||-Obama-Biden
Transition Project and transition leadership announced.
-GSA Turns Over Transition HQ to New Administration.
|Thurs. Nov. 6||President-elect
announces Congressman Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff.
|Fri. Nov. 7||President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden meet with their Transition Economic Advisory Board; afterwards he holds his first press conference as president-elect.|
|Sat. Nov. 8|
|Sun. Nov. 9|
|Mon. Nov. 10||President-elect
Obama and Michelle Obama visit the White House at the invitation of
|Tues. Nov. 11|
|Wed. Nov. 12|
|Thurs. Nov. 13||-President-elect
Obama announces he will resign from the Senate effective Sunday.
-Vice President-elect Biden and Dr. Jill Biden meet with Vice President Cheney and his wife Lynne at the Naval Observatory.
|Fri. Nov. 14||Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, Washington, DC.|
|Sat. Nov. 15||Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, Washington, DC. (White House fact sheet, Obama representatives)|
|Sun. Nov. 16||-Letter
to the People of Illinois
-Interview on CBS' "60 Minutes." (25.1 million viewers according to Nielsen).
|Mon. Nov. 17||President-elect Obama and Senator McCain meet
in Chicago at transition headquarters. (statement)
|Tues. Nov. 18|
|Wed. Nov. 19|
|Thurs. Nov. 20|
|Fri. Nov. 21|
|Sat. Nov. 22||President-elect Obama's weekly radio address focuses on the
economic situation. (transcript)
|Sun. Nov. 23|
|Mon. Nov. 24||[Citigroup bailout
announced, including government guarantee
on $306 billion of assets].
President-elect Obama announces economic team: Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury; Lawrence Summers as Director of the National Economic Council; Christina Romer as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors; and Melody Barnes as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. (remarks)
|Tues. Nov. 25||[Treasury Secretary
Paulson announces measures of $200 billion
to encourage lending to consumers and small businesses and $600 billion
toward mortgage backed securities].
Continuing his focus on the economy, President-elect Obama announces Peter Orszag as Director and Robert Nabors as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and emphasizes the need to cut waste. (remarks)
|Wed. Nov. 26||President-elect Obama announces establishment of a
President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board chaired by the former
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker. (remarks)
|Thurs. Nov. 27|
|Fri. Nov. 28|
|Sat. Nov. 29|
|Sun. Nov. 30|
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