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The Obama Administration: September 16-30, 2010

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This article is the 41st in a continuing series chronicling the unfolding history of the Obama Administration. The writer's opinions are not offered, leaving the readers to arrive at their own conclusions

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"For years financial companies have been able to spend millions of dollars on their own watchdog -- lobbyists who look out for their interests and fight for their priorities. That's their right. But from now on, consumers will also have a powerful watchdog -- a tough, independent watchdog whose job it is to stand up for their financial interests, for their families' future. And I am proud that we got this done, and I'm equally proud that Elizabeth Warren will be helping to make her original vision a reality."__Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, September 17, 2010

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Day600/Sep16th/Thursday: the President announced from the East Room of the White House the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math. Transcript Video

Change the Equation was founded by astronaut Sally Ride, former Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt, and Eastman Kodak CEO Antonio Perez, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York. background & prospectus

The President attended an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, where he received the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington, D.C. Source

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The President met with United States Senator Robert Menendez and U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Congressman Luis Gutierrez in the Oval Office, where the President reiterated his commitment to working in a bipartisan manner to pass comprehensive immigration reform. readout of the meeting

The President sent to the Federal Register for publication and transmitted to the United States Congress notice that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism would continue in effect beyond September 23, 2010. Source

The President sent these nominations to the United States Senate:

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