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Why Obama is selling his budget on YouTube

• ChristianScienceMonitor
When President Obama sits down with an interviewer from YouTube Monday afternoon to sell his $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2011, it will be just the latest step by an administration relentlessly focused on finding new ways to connect with the public.
During the 1:45 p.m. session in the White House Library, Mr. Obama will sit down with YouTube news and political director Steve Grove and respond to questions submitted by YouTube users. Some 11,000 questions were submitted by video and text, the White House says. On CitizenTube, YouTube's political platform, users cast 630,000 votes on which questions were best.
This is the first time a president has taken questions directly from the public on the day the federal budget is released. The session with YouTube will follow a statement earlier in the day by Obama to traditional media outlets in the Grand Foyer of the White House. The president’s answers will be live-streamed at

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Comment by Lola Flores (20562)
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 Does Obomber really have to sell anything?  I mean, it's not as if this is yo daddy's democracy or anything.  The corporations tell us what to do and we do it.  No sell necessary there