From Art for a Change blog in the USA:
Obama’s Arts & Culture Policy
It is noteworthy that the upcoming administration of President-Elect Barack Obama is the first to present a detailed formal arts policy prior to inauguration. To foster debate, this article will reproduce in full, the Obama/Biden Platform In Support Of The Arts – with a link to the original .pdf document located on http://www.barackobama.com. I encourage a thorough reading of the platform, but also a vigorous debate of its various points.
Obama, Sarkozy, and the arts: here.
Obama: Close Gitmo, Ban Torture to ‘Regain America’s Moral Stature’: here.