Day 49

Obama signs an executive order to reverse Bush administration regulations on stem cell research.

The president also called for a review of President Bush’s signing statements, which sometimes included hints as to how government officials could circumvent implementation of laws with which Bush disagreed. Agency’s officials were ordered to check with the justice department before implementing any instructions in Bush’s signing statements.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality named Van Jones a special advisor for green jobs, enterprise, and innovation. (Photo source: White House)

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