January 5, 2009: Obama plunges into econ talks, predicts approval (AP)

  • “This is not a Republican problem or a Democratic problem at this stage,” he said. “It is an American problem and we’re going to all have to chip in and do what the American people expect.”
  • Said Pelosi: “It is a great honor and personal privilege to welcome you to this office. Tomorrow we will swear in a new Congress and we will hit the ground running on the initiatives … to ease the pain being felt by the American people.”