Obama's First Interview since Election
CNN reports that Obama spoke of how he will focus on stimulating the economy when he takes office. He stated in the interview that the most important thing to work on is avoiding a deepening recession.
Obama cited that he feels it is important to provide financial assistance to the struggling auto industry, saying that their possible collapse would be a disaster in today's economic crisis.
CNN also listed the other priorities Obama intends to take on, once in office. He plans to step up the search for Osama Bin Laden, saying that he is not only a major symbol of Al Qaeda, but is leading an organization, which is planning attacks against the US.
Obama also spoke of his plans to shut down Guantanamo Bay, saying that he wishes to restore America's "moral stature."
The NY Time's story focuses more on the personal topics covered in Obama's recent 60 Minutes interview.
Michelle Obama, who was also present in the interview, spoke of her first realization that her husband would be the president, "But I remember, we were watching the returns and, on one of the stations, Barack's picture came up and it said, 'President-Elect Barack Obama. ' And I looked at him and I said, 'You are the 44th President of the United States of America. Wow. What a country we live in.'"
Both said, however, that the reality that Obama will actually become president in January has not really set in yet.