100 Days In Office For President Obama
Marking his symbolic 100th day in office, President Barack Obama says he is pleased with the progress his administration has made but he's not satisfied.
In office just three months, President Obama enters the next phase of his new presidency with a high job approval rating and a certain amount of political capital from his history-making election last fall. However, he also faces challenges as he seeks to move ahead on multiple fronts both foreign and domestic amid recession and war.
Obama said "We have begun to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off, and we've begun the work of remaking America." He also added that "We've got a lot of work to do because on our first day in office, we found challenges of unprecedented size and scope."
Critics on the other hand, say President Obama is taking on too much at one time, saying he is working to turn around the recession while revamping energy, education and health care at the same time.
Obama reached his 100th day with strong public backing. A recent poll found that 64 percent of Americans approve of his job performance and 48 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction.
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