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President Obama: The first 100 days

President Obama: The First 100 Days
President Barack Obama in the Diplomatic Room at the White House.
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President Barack Obama in the Diplomatic Room at the White House.

It’s the big question of the day: How well has Barack Obama performed as president during his jam-packed, fast-paced first 100 days? MinnPost posed the question to a number of former and current public officials, including Minnesota’s congressional delegation, and other leaders and activists. From admiration of his personal style to concerns about how much he wants to spend, the answers are varied. But all agree he’s had a great deal placed on his plate.
For the president’s own take on his record to date, tune into his press conference 7:00 p.m. tonight.

President Obama: The first 100 days
· An overview from community leaders and activists
· Minnesota Congressional delegation
· Current and former public officials
· Special issues: labor, science, gay rights, the arts

Related: Europe’s love affair with Obama by Michael Goldfarb

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Glenn Mesaros on 04/29/2009 - 01:07 pm.

    The most generous interpretation that can be given to President Obama’s speech today to the National Academy of Science Annual Meeting, said Lyndon LaRouche today, is that the President doesn’t what he’s talking about. He’s using words he doesn’t know the meaning of, perhaps some of them put there by his speech writers. So far, he’s at least a lovable idiot, unlike that idiot George W. Bush, who was inherently unlovable, and who must have been voted into office by people who hated the United States.

    After paying obeisance to President Lincoln’s purpose for founding the Academy in the midst of the devastation of the Civil War, President Obama made his most appalling statement:

    “We are closely monitoring the emergency cases of swine flu in the United States. And this is, obviously, a cause for concern and requires a heightened state of alert. But it is not a cause for alarm.”

    What planet is he living on?

    The President then launched into praise of scientific research—by citing the absurd. For example: “Solar cells as cheap as paint. Green buildings that produce all the energy they consume. Learning software as effective as a personal tutor….”

    He’s talking about cap and trade, LaRouche noted.

    It’s all well and good that the President called for increasing spending on research and “experimentation,” (it used to be development), but the purposes are insane. “Energy is our great project, this generation’s great project,” he said. “And that’s why I’ve set a goal for our nation that we will reduce our carbon pollution by more than 80% by 2050.”

    This is green National Socialism. The world is cooling, not warming; manmade CO2 has no impact on the climate.

    Not a word on nuclear, no grand project to conquer disease or poverty. This guy needs to be freed from his controllers, now.

  2. Submitted by david granneman on 04/29/2009 - 02:42 pm.

    hello all
    after 100 days how is president obama doing?
    i will let the following headline taken from his 100th day in office do the the talking for me.

    Phoenix first major cty where home prices have fallen by half…

    Metro Unemployment Skyrockets; Some Cities See Rates Comparable To Great Depression…

    Economy shrinks at worse-than-expected pace…

    hang on to your hat as the best is yet to come.

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