Letters to the President
President Obama gets 65,000 paper letters and more than 100,000 e-mails a week, and he has asked his staff to go through them all and choose 10 for him to see each day that represent the concerns expressed in all those letters. He hand-writes responses to three or four of those letters each day.
In this behind-the-scenes White House video, the president says that most of the letters are about health care. But one letter writer described using the government's $250 stimulus check to plant a raised bed vegetable garden - inspired by the first lady's vegetable garden - and send the president a picture of the results.