Obama calls first 100 days tense but fruitful - 04-29-09

Posted by JTMUSIC on Apr. 29, 2009

April 29, 2009 Marking his symbolic 100th day in office, President Barack Obama told Midwesterners Wednesday: "Im pleased with the progress weve made but Im not satisfied.""Im confident in the future but Im not content with the present," the president told a town-hall style event in a St. Louis suburb.Later, the president planned to head back to Washington to send that same message to the rest of the country at a prime time news conference.Even as his administration sought to minimize the symbolism of the 100-day marker, the White House staged these two high-profile, high-visibility events to promote Obamas accomplishments while pressing his big-ticket agenda.In office just three months, the Democrat 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. But he also faces a thicket of challenges as he seeks to move ahead on multiple fronts both foreign and domestic amid recession an

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