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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

F.D.R. set the bar high with his first 100 days in office and now it’s time to measure President Obama’s early job performance. Jonathan Alter of Newsweek knows about both. Plus, The Root’s Dayo Olapade digs in on the first 100 days and urban issues. Plus, historian Benny Morris; and semi-finals of the satire slam.


Jonathan Alter, Benny Morris and Dayo Olapade

100 Days: Time Capsule Revisited

Remember the 2012 Time Capsule from November 5th, 2008, where we asked you "What will President Obama actually change by 2012?" If you posted to the time capsule, revisit your prediction and tell us where you stand 100 days later. Even if you didn't post, tell ...

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The 100th Day

Jonathan Alter, a senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine, and the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, discusses Obama's first 100 days in office, a milestone made notable by FDR.

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Urban Policy

Dayo Olopade, political reporter for The, and Walter Fields, publisher and executive editor of North Star, look at what President Obama has done for cities in his first 100 days.

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The Flap Over the Flyover

The Mayor is upset, the President is contrite, and New Yorkers are bewildered. WNYC's Bob Hennelly updates the latest on the Air Force One flyover over lower Manhattan.

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Middle Eastern Conflict

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Satire Slam! Semis Pt. 2

The Satire Slam continue! Slam judge Faith Salie, actor and comedian who hosted Fair Game for PRI, helps judge as the next four semi-finalists read their satires. Today's Semi-Finalists: Jonathan Zornow, Don Arrup, Quinn Raymond and Jim Sparks. You, the audience, will have the opportunity to vote on your ...

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Your RoboCall is About to Expire

Steven Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel of Verizon Wireless, talks about their efforts to end the calls. Takeaway producer Jim Colgan, started the blog "the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire" to track the calls.

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Some Recession Humor

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While economic bad news circulates like the latest flu virus we all dread, the folks at Unemploymentality have found a way to lighten the mood with some job ...


The Brian Lehrer Show Satire Slam!

Charles Esser from Newark,NJ

Marriage with all its legal burdens has for too long been the responsibility of heterosexuals, while homosexuals were left free of such worries or fears. To this I say, No More! In order to ensure our nation’s moral strength we must put an end to ...


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