Obama to order cuts in travel, cellphones, swag

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, after he signed an Executive Order to cut waste and promote efficient spending across the federal government. From left are: Roger Rhoads of the Commerce Department; Budget Director Jack Lew; Colvin; Vice President Joe Biden; Housing and Urban Development Acting Deputy Secretary Estelle Richman; Jeff Zients, Federal Chief Performance Officer; Danny Werfel, Controller, OMB Office of Federal Financial Management. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

November 9, 2011 10:58:15 AM PST
With the stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama has sacked souvenirs federal agencies buy with taxpayer money to promote their work.