In his very first days in office, President Barack Obama called for trillions more in stimulus spending, issued orders to close down GITMO, decreed the CIA must avoid harsh interrogation techniques and revoked a ban on federal funding for international groups that provide or promote abortions.
All these actions, as well as others, we are led to believe, the nation overwhelmingly embraces.
How do we know this? The Associated Press, the most important wire service program in America, headlined its story:
Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands.