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8:30 AM ET, January 21, 2009

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Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Obama Seeks Halt to Legal Proceedings at Guantanamo  —  In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day suspension of legal proceedings involving detainees at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — a clear break with the approach of the outgoing Bush administration.
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Jane Sutton / Reuters:
Obama seeks halt to Guantanamo trials  —  GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Hours after taking office on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to ask for a 120-day halt in all pending cases.
Discussion: GINA COBB and MyDD
The Politico:
Obama faces first day as president  —  With the pageantry almost behind him, Barack Obama comes to work for the first full day Wednesday to face problems both foreign and domestic.  —  And his staff just hopes to figure out the computers.  —  Obama wraps up the inaugural festivities Wednesday morning …
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CNN:
Work begins for President Obama  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — After a whirlwind of galas surrounding his inauguration, Barack Obama begins his first full day as U.S. president Wednesday with a full plate of reality staring him in the face.  —  “Tonight we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins …
Discussion: On Deadline
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Quickfire for the new press secretary
Discussion: TIME.com
John M. Broder / New York Times:   Few Protesters at Inauguration
Gregg Levine / Firedoglake:
Worst.  Inauguration.  Ever.  —  So, I don't even know how to write about this without it sounding like bitter grousing, and frankly, I'm a little embarrassed to have to report that after five hours of standing in the bitter cold, getting pushed and shoved to the point where you start to feel …
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Leah Carliner / Inauguration Watch:
Purple, Silver, Blue Ticket Holders Turned Away
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
At Inaugural Balls, Only One Couple Mattered  —  WASHINGTON — Moments before the first dance at the first inaugural ball, President Obama emerged onstage Tuesday hand in hand with his wife, Michelle, who glittered in a floor-length ivory one-shoulder gown.  —  “How good-looking is my wife?”
Discussion: All The Rage, The Politico and TIME.com
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ABCNEWS:
Michelle Obama: ‘Normal Is Now Relative’
Discussion: TIME.com
The Hill:
Bush Mocked As He Arrives on Inauguration Dais  —  The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.  —  “Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye,” a section of the crowd chanted.
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Elizabeth Stanton / Bloomberg:
U.S. Stocks Slide in Dow Average's Worst Inauguration Day Drop  —  Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks sank, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst Inauguration Day decline, as speculation banks must raise more capital sent financial shares to an almost 14-year low.
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Wall Street Journal:
Banks Pull Dow Under 8000
USA Today:
Rev. Joseph Lowery's impassioned benediction … Barack Obama's inaugural speech was book-ended by two expressions of evangelical faith.  First came Rev. Rick Warren's invocation, including mentions of God, Jesus and an allusion to Allah, called by Muslims as “compassionate and merciful.”
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Juan Williams / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Obama on Performance Alone  —  Let's not celebrate more ordinary speeches.  —  With the noon sun high over the U.S. Capitol, Barack Obama yesterday took the oath of office to become president of the United States.  On one level, it was a simple matter of political process — the symbolic transfer of power.
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Fox News:
World Celebrates, Riots on Obama's Inauguration Day  —  While much of the world celebrated the arrival of the new American president on Tuesday, some regions saw angry protests.  —  In Iran, protesters burnt posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and waved flags in support of Gaza, Reuters reported.
Discussion: TigerHawk and Weasel Zippers
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Brian Faler / Bloomberg:
Much of Stimulus Won't Be Spent Before 2011, CBO Says  —  Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — The government wouldn't be able to spend at least one-fourth of a proposed $825 billion economic stimulus plan until after 2010, according to a new report that suggests it may take longer than expected to boost the economy.
Discussion: RedState, Betsy's Page and The Bellows
Amanda Carpenter / Townhall.com:
Something Has to Be Said  —  The utter lack of ooh-ing and ah-ing over Michelle Obama's inauguration wear should tell you something.  It was bad.  —  She's worn beautiful things in the past.  I tend to think saturated, jewel tones (royal purple, forest green, dark teal, deep orange) look great on her.
Spencer Spinnell / Traditional Media:
Turning the page on Print Ads  —  Labels: Announcements, Google Print Ads  —  In the last few months, we've been taking a long, hard look at all the things we are doing to ensure we are investing our resources in the projects that will have the biggest impact for our users and partners.
Anita Chang / Associated Press:
Chinese translation cuts out parts of Obama speech  —  BEIJING - The official Chinese translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech omitted his references to communism and dissent, and a live broadcast on state television Wednesday quickly cut away to the anchor when sensitive topics were mentioned.
Michelle Roberts / Oregonian:
Portland Mayor Sam Adams apologizes for ‘sexual relationship’ with teenager … Portland Mayor Sam Adams held a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today in City Hall to discuss reports of his sexual relationship with a teenager.  Reporter Michelle Roberts is sending dispatches from the news conference.
Wall Street Journal:
Hopes for the Obama Presidency  —  Marshal the Power of Government  —  By Katrina vanden Heuvel  —  President Barack Obama will need to act swiftly and invest political capital — along with trillions of dollars — in a sustained recovery program.  While many caution our new president …
Discussion: The Nation
CNN:
Obama signs first presidential proclamation  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — As his first official action after being sworn in, President Barack Obama signed three documents Tuesday, including a proclamation declaring a day of national renewal and reconciliation.  —  “I'm a lefty.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Newshoggers.com
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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Gingrich urges GOP to fight Geithner
Wall Street Journal:
A look at U.S. presidents' job-approval ratings. …
Etgar Lefkovits / Jerusalem Post:
Norwegian envoy: Israel, Nazis the same
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israellycool
Cathy Horyn / New York Times:
The First Lady Tells a Story With Fashion
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Madoff's Ponzi Case Leaves PETA Cowed
Discussion: Moonbattery and New York Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Cellphone Users Told To Expect Delays
Discussion: DCist
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Bush Again Defends His Presidency
Discussion: Political Machine
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
The country's new robots.txt file
Discussion: Greg's Opinion
Fabius Maximus:
America Passes A Milestone!
The New Republic:
Barack Obama's Speech: A Disappointing Hodgepodge
Discussion: Commentary and ABCNEWS