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Obama Fields Questions on Economy During Online Town Hall
/ March 26, 2009 1:32 pm

Washington - In a first-of-its-kind event, President Obama on Thursday answered questions from the public during an online town hall about the economy. Nearly 93,000 people had submitted about 104,000 questions prior to the 9:30 a.m. cut-off, and had cast 3.6 million votes either for or against questions submitted by others.

The event, dubbed "Open for Questions," was streamed live on, and included an array of hand-picked questions submitted through video or text on the Internet.

Obama relied heavily on the Internet during his campaign, and called the experiment "an exciting opportunity for me to look at a computer and get a snapshot of what Americans across the country care about."


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