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Thousands ask questions for Obama's town hall

More than 45,000 people have submitted questions for US president Barack Obama's online town hall meeting on Thursday morning.

world Updated: Mar 26, 2009 11:36 IST

More than 45,000 people have submitted questions for US president Barack Obama's online town hall meeting on Thursday morning.

Obama will take questions about the economy and other topics on the White House's Web site starting around 1530 GMT on Thursday. The questions are submitted and voted on by the public.

Then, he will have the chance to answer follow-up questions from the live audience, including people across the country who can watch the event online at www.WhiteHouse.gov/OpenForQuestions

Vice president Joe Biden's chief economist, Jared Bernstein, will read some questions and cue video questions. The public can ask a question or vote for one until 1330 GMT on Thursday by visiting the Web site.