The president announced that he will issue federal guidelines to identify acceptable spending uses of economic stimulus funds. He told a group of lawmakers that his administration “will do everything in our powerâ€ to prevent the waste of taxpayer dollars.
Obama sent a greeting to the Iranian people in a video with Farsi subtitles, wishing them a happy Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring and the start of a new year.
The first lady and a group of students from a local elementary school broke ground on the White House Kitchen Garden. (Photo source: White House)