Volunteers canvassed door to door over the weekend in the first big test of his ground support.
Mexico's drug wars are spilling over into the US, forcing Obama's administration to refocus attention on the border.
Key elements of the plan include a tax cut of up to $1,000 for working couples and $88 billion in new funding for education.
Despite policy pullbacks and some appointments, most liberals are happy.
The president-elect’s influence is altering both policy directions and the partisan tone in Congress.
Some long-time committee heads are replaced in order to advance Obama’s agenda.
Readers write about correcting the financial sector's collapse, converting the US Embassy in Iraq into a university, why Senator Biden said that President-elect Obama would 'tested,' and speaking up if an ad offends you.
The Democrat prevailed with Roman Catholic and Jewish voters. He even picked up support among Evangelicals.
Both candidates would likely draw from previous administrations to build their teams.