Obama’s first 100 hours

Now the real work begins

Everyone is focused on the inauguration parties—and Michelle Obama’s hideous lime dress!—but the 44th American president is anxious to get down to business. As soon as he’s sworn in, his top aides plan to hop in a van and head to the White House while their boss enjoys the parade. On Wednesday—“Day 1,” as the Obama team has dubbed it—the new president is scheduled to meet with his economic team to talk stimulus, then with his national security advisors to discuss “next steps in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Don’t be surprised if Guantanamo Bay is no more by the end of Day 1.