Obama will sign into law today the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which eliminates the statute of limitations for when women and other can sue for workplace discriminations.
Per NBC's Savannah Guthrie, the White House will name Gary Samore as "weapons of mass destruction coordinator" at the National Security Council.
From the economy to war… Obama's "first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief ended yesterday with no decision on his campaign pledge to bring combat forces home from Iraq in 16 months… Obama did not demand quick action on the Iraq withdrawal he promised, people in the meeting said, and the session seemed designed in part to reassure military leaders and the rank and file that a new commander in chief understands the tolls that two lengthy wars have taken on the military."
The Obama team is ramping up the diplomatic efforts. "George Mitchell was seen entering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah and was due to meet later in the day with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He is not meeting with Hamas, the Islamic group that is Abbas' rival and the ruler of the Gaza Strip. The U.S., Israel and European Union have blacklisted Hamas as a terrorist group." Mitchell called for "an end to smuggling and reopening of the crossings."
But negotiate this! Mahmoud Ahmedinejad had his own definition of change for Obama: "Change means giving up support for the rootless, uncivilized, fabricated, murdering … Zionists, and letting the Palestinian nation decide its own destiny," Ahmadinejad said. "Change means putting an end to US military presence in [different parts of] the world."
Also, the New York Daily News looks at Hillary's new non-political political organization. "Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016. 'Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,' Lehane said. 'I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together.' But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: 'Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is.'"
And get this -- "An Arkansas House committee has rejected a resolution congratulating President Barack Obama on his electoral victory after some lawmakers questioned wording that referred to the United States being founded by slave owners."