Running the White House at Full Tilt

The Obama White House has secured only a handful of legislative victories in his first 100 days -- an arbitrary stock-taking mark established during Franklin Roosevelt's first term -- but it has forwarded the most aggressive opening agenda in memory and set the stage for perhaps his entire term. Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
3.7
by Fabrice Florin - Apr. 29, 2009

Informative overview about Obama's first 100 days in office, highlighting some key accomplishments and challenges. This short report gives a factual account of the President's agenda and approach to problem-solving, but seems to focus more on negative outcomes -- such as the lack of GOP support for his initiatives. A number of White House sources are anonymous, but overall, the article is well researched and informative.

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Michael Fain
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by Michael Fain - Apr. 30, 2009

This particular piece seems to be a solid effort to report with, for the WSJ, less editorial content than appears to be the norm.

Funny that some people complain that the President is trying to do too much. Given the mess he inherited ...

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Kim C. Maynard
3.4
by Kim C. Maynard - Apr. 29, 2009

This is a rational piece. It doesn't raise any alarms on my "moan" meter, you know, that involuntary response that escapes from deep in your being as you're reading along and some blatant journalistic failure pokes your belly and jangles your literary complacency.just enough to start the teeth grinding. This did none of that and is a solid though sketchy piece.

I'm not a fan of the 100 day snapshot. It takes nearly that long for government appointees to consistently find their offices and locate the nearest restrooms. The actions of the Congress and Senate during this period should be more thoroughly examined, because a lot of what does or does not get done during these first 100 days lies in their hands.

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Naomi Isler
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by Naomi Isler - Apr. 29, 2009

My my my! A president and his advisors who actually see some major problems, start developing plans to deal with them, and don't let side issues deflect them. How unique!

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Apr. 29, 2009

Advisers concede that Mr. Obama is unlikely to win any GOP votes on the budget. With health care, climate change, education and foreign-policy ... More »

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Elizabeth Shepard
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by Elizabeth Shepard - Apr. 29, 2009

Yes. The report gave timelines for Obama's administration with comments that were positive and where he didn't meet his agenda. Each sentence made me want to read the next one.

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Fred Pena
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by Fred Pena - Apr. 29, 2009

"...It's been like flying a plane while you're redesigning it..." was a descriptive quote of our 44th President's First One-Hundred Days. President Obama's willingness to change is spearheaded by an open political group I first attended last night called "Organizing For America." This group is comprised of civic and business leaders that want to focus our government so that Americans can address three immediate issues: 1. Education, 2. Health Care, and 3. Green Energy. This is the focus of O.F.A., showing President Obama's Changes are valid. Results for the end of 2009 should trump the great results of our president's First One-Hundred Days.

Dear Laura and Jonathan: Your concise and complimentary outline of President Obama's rising above myriad challenges was refreshing. The rhetoric that I've read about this great man by political opponents has been tiresome. Take this personal invitation to attend one of President Obama's OFA groups that appear around the country. Contribute to group direction and clarity by using your God-Given talents in journalism. Shape what will be celebrated in future decades as ... More »

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