The biggest story of all right now is being sparingly reported. Folks across the country are starting to transform the Federal gov't into something both effective and honest.
One big deal in this effort is Beth Noveck, as reported at cnet:
hangovers from the inaugural parties the night before, Obama, in his
first official action as president, signed the Memorandum on
Transparency and Open government, a short document that declared, "We shall work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public
participation and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government."
Please consider that we're talking about a government that listens to its citizens passionately, that's about a gov't that actually works, and is accountable to citizens, already moving to show where the money goes. It's a dramatic reversal of prior years, and it'll take a while, but the effort has started.