Obama: I'm 'Proud,' But 'Not Content'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 7:01 PM CDT
President Obama speaks during a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Fox Senior High School in Arnold, Mo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – President Obama this evening joined in on the 100-day assessment of his presidency, saying that he's "proud" of his progress so far but "not content," Politico reports. In remarks before his primetime news conference, Obama also trotted out a new phrase—calling for a "New Foundation" that ties economic recovery to new investments in education, renewable energy, and health care.

“We must lay a New Foundation for growth—a foundation that will strengthen our economy and help us compete in the 21st century. And that’s exactly what this budget begins to do,” said Obama. "You can expect an unrelenting, unyielding effort from this administration to strengthen our prosperity and our security—in the second hundred days, and the third hundred days, and all the days after."