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First full day on the job for the new president

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) - On his first full day in office, President Obama is tackling two of the nation's toughest issues head-on: the economy, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A new Associated Press poll shows americans feel more optimistic today with the new president in charge - by a three-to-one margin.

This afternoon, President Obama's calling his national security team and his finance team to begin what he's promised will be a major transformation in how America does business.

Also today, President Obama is expected to sign several executive orders, including one banning anyone who leaves his administration from lobbying the government.

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