I have dedicated an article about how important communication is during crisis. I have found on Mickael Guillois' blog the existence of the recovery.gov website.
Obama has created this specific website to give updates and news about the US government strategy to manage the crisis, especially on how to budget his politic. Here is the video of Obama you could find on the site, explaining the concept.
This was the point of my previous post: communication and transparency is important in order to manage the crisis. The lack of information drives most of the time biased information to go through. Obama has decided to communicate and explain its politic, and more especially, how the taxes will be used to fight the crisis.
This is a great example on how to communicate during the crisis, and also how skilled the new US presidents is with the Internet.