It Is No Secret: Obama Plans to Reverse Many of Bush's Policies

This is music to my ears. Please, Maude, let it be so:
Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.

...Obama himself has signaled, for example, that he intends to reverse Bush's controversial limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, a decision that scientists say has restrained research into some of the most promising avenues for defeating a wide array of diseases, such as Parkinson's.

...The new president is also expected to lift a so-called global gag rule barring international family planning groups that receive U.S. aid from counseling women about the availability of abortion, even in countries where the procedure is legal, said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, he rescinded the Reagan-era regulation, known as the Mexico City policy, but Bush reimposed it.

"We have been communicating with his transition staff" almost daily, Richards said. "We expect to see a real change."
There's way more, including a reported plan to make some quick hits on Bush's environmental fiats. This similar New York Times article suggests that "a major expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program" (SCHIP) might be quickly forthcoming, too (which I am very pleased to see, given that he missed the last reauthorization vote, to my profound disappointment).

All of this sounds very good.

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