• Repealing some of President Bush's more controversial executive orders, including those restricting federal money for embryonic stem cell research and making certain public lands in Utah available for oil and gas drilling, Podesta told Fox News Sunday.
"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action," Podesta said.
Perino said every new administration makes policy changes. She said Bush's orders "are in the best interest of the nation."
Emanuel said Obama would follow through on the new economic plan that he pledged during the campaign. That includes repealing Bush's tax cuts for wealthier people while providing new tax cuts for middle-class and working families who face higher bills for energy, education and health care, he said.
Obama's "tax plan is a net tax reduction," he told CBS' Face The Nation.
Contributing: Fredreka Schouten in McLean, Va.