Monday 19 Feb 2018 | 15:30 | SYDNEY
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Obama's First Hundred Days

Ever since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, a new president’s first hundred days in office have come to be seen as the first important measure of his performance. Next week marks the end of Barack Obama’s first hundred days as president. How impressively has he performed compared to expectations and historical precedent? Are his policies proving to be more similar to those of President Bush than may have been anticipated – or is this change we can believe in? What clues can we detect about the future directions of his administration?

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