President-elect Barack Obama answers questions from the press after introducing his economic team during a news conference at the Hilton Hotel Monday in Chicago, Illinois.
Obama aides on Sunday called on the new congress, which convenes January 6, to pass legislation consistent with Obama’s economic plans.
MEET THE NEW ECONOMIC TEAM
Here are President Elect Obama’s choices from his new economic team:
New York Federal Reserve Bank president Timothy Geithner (upper L), Treasury Secretary, Christina Romer (lower L) as Council of Economic Advisers Chair, Lawrence Summers (upper R) as director of the National Economic Council (NEC), and Melody Barnes (lower R) as Domestic Policy Council director.
MICHELLE COVERS NEWSWEEK
First lady-elect Michelle Obama is featured in the December 1st issue of Newsweek, available on stands now.
According to editor Daniel Klaidman, “Michelle is about to become the most visible African-American woman in the world. With this exposure, as Allison Samuels observes in her cover essay, Michelle has a real opportunity to alter the world’s image of black women—and to knock down some ugly stereotypes.”