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EXCLUSIVE: Agenda disappears from Obama Web site
Stephen Dinan (Contact)
President-elect Barack Obama over the weekend scrubbed his transition Web site, deleting most of what had been a massive agenda for his first term that appears on his campaign's site.
Gone from Change.gov are the promises on how an Obama administration would handle 25 agenda items " from Iraq and immigration to taxes and urban policy " which the campaign first laid out on the Web site www.BarackObama.com.
As The Washington Times first reported Monday morning, the official agenda on Change.gov has been boiled down to one vague paragraph proclaiming a plan "to revive the economy, to fix our health care, education, and social security systems, to define a clear path to energy independence, to end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan, and to work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, among many other domestic and foreign policy objectives."
"We are currently retooling the Web site," said Obama transition spokesman Nick Shapiro.
The 25 agenda items and Mr. Obama's action items for each are still available on Mr. Obama's campaign site.
The Obama team announced Change.gov on Wednesday, but because of an early glitch, the site wasn't available to the public until Thursday. The agenda items, which were active for at least part of the weekend, appeared to have been deleted by late Saturday.