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Trump: Kim Is a 'Smart Cookie'

Touches on trade, North Korea, China, the presidency in wide-ranging interview

(Newser) - As part of the brouhaha surrounding President Trump's first 100 days in office, the new leader of the free world sat down with Face the Nation and gave a wide-ranging interview that touched on North Korea, the realities of the presidency, Democrats, and China. Some highlights:
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Trump at 100: The Positive Reviews

'Rousing success,' a 'sea change,' and 'pretty close to perfect' are what some are saying

(Newser) - The first 100 days are just about under President Trump's belt, and there's plenty being said online about his performance—and much of that analysis is enthusiastically positive. Some of the standouts in that category: (Or click here to see a roundup of negative reviews .)
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Trump Says He Thought Being President 'Would Be Easier'

'I loved my previous life,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump has been the most powerful person in the world for almost 100 days, and he seems to be finding it kind of a drag, according to a Reuters interview. "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in what Reuters describes... More »

Here's What Trump Tweets About the Most

Jobs and the 'New York Times' are common themes in the first 100 days

(Newser) - Stories about President Trump's first 100 days in office are inescapable this week, and Vocativ is out with an interesting take: a detailed look at his first 444 tweets. It's probably no surprise that @WhiteHouse is the account mentioned most often, but in second place is @newyorktimes (usually... More »

Simpsons' Take on Trump's First 100 Days Isn't So Kind

Particularly to Sean Spicer

(Newser) - It opens with a scene involving Sean Spicer and a noose, and it's pretty much downhill from there. The Simpsons on Wednesday released a 96-second clip that weighs in on President Trump's first 100 days in office, with Mashable calling the show's take "scathing." The... More »

Trump Near 100 Days: Deeply Unpopular, With Staunch Base

President's numbers break a few record lows, but his voters are sticking with him

(Newser) - President Trump is proving as polarizing and vexing as candidate Trump once did: A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that while Trump remains a deeply unpopular president, the people who voted for him are sticking by him. The current inhabitant of the Oval Office has a 42% approval rating... More »

No-Shock Barack Aces Day 100 Presser

From swine flu to torture, Obama stayed focused and calm

(Newser) - Barack Obama's 100th-day press conference last night was a "schizophrenic affair," writes Mike Madden in Salon, with the president fielding questions on everything from swine flu to torture to the intricacies of running a profitable car company. On every issue, Obama stuck to the "loose, easy... More »

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

(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"... More »

Obama Takes Swipe at 'Folks Waving Tea Bags'

(Newser) - President Obama directed his most direct criticism yet at anti-tax “tea partiers” today at a town hall event marking his first 100 days in office, Politico reports. Though studiously vague, Obama conceded that people watching “certain news channels on which I'm not very popular” might “see folks... More »

Businesses Give Obama High Marks

Reservations linger; cap-and-trade, labor, taxes cause concerns

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s seemingly tireless efforts to revive the economy have gone over well with business leaders, and the stimulus in particular has been a big hit, BusinessWeek reports. “We’re happy with the general outlines of what he’s done,” says John Castellani, president of the Business... More »

100 Days of Work, Play in Photos

(Newser) - President Obama’s first 100 days have been extensively photographed by the likes of White House photographer Pete Souza, the New York Post reports. Souza tries to be “discreet,” but it might not be necessary: “You know, he’s kind of oblivious to my presence.” For... More »

Obama, Biden Earn A-Minuses

Pundits offer wide-ranging report card

(Newser) - On President Obama’s 100th day in office, Mark Halperin of Time provides a White House report card:
  • Barack Obama: A-. “Instantly comfortable and highly skilled at the hardest job in the world.”
  • Joe Biden: A-: Operates "precisely in the manner he and Obama discussed
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After 100 Days, Obama Remains Elusive

Depending who you ask, Obama is 'elusive,' 'arrogant,' or 'preening'

(Newser) - Whoever the man in the Oval Office really is, he's not a traditional liberal, writes Gerald Seib in the Wall Street Journal. Rather than aiming to bolster government programs, President  Obama "seems to see government as the way to prompt the changes he wants in the economy or society.... More »

First 100 Days Better Than Great

(Newser) - President Obama’s first 100 days have been momentous, to say the least. Here’s what his fans are saying:
  • Obama is intent on remaking American culture, ending not just the post-Reagan era but the entire “quick-fix, sugar-rush, attention-deficit society of the postmodern age,” writes Joe Klein of
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Next 100 Days Promise Real Test

(Newser) - President Obama’s efforts to reach out domestically and internationally in his administration’s infancy “have paid off remarkably,” Howard Fineman writes in Newsweek, but there are tough times ahead. “To make good on the promise of days 1-100,” Fineman writes, “Obama will have to... More »

100 Days: Biggest Promises Kept, Broken

The economy has changed the stakes since the campaign began

(Newser) - One way to judge President Obama's first 100 days in office is to look at his rhetoric on the campaign trail. Taking into account the fallout from the economic crisis, PolitFact came up with the most crucial promises Obama has kept and broken. His vow to beef up alternative-energy investment... More »

It's Day 100: Roll Out the Clichés

Buckley outlines the platitudes of the Obama era

(Newser) - Today marks the 100th day of Barack Obama's presidency, an occasion acknowledged by a flood of articles assessing the meaning of a presidency after three measly months, writes Christopher Buckley in the Financial Times. The American satirist offers a breakdown of the most predictable interpretations.
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US Wild About Obama's 100 Days

President enjoying 'Reagan-like' levels of popularity as early milestone is reached

(Newser) - Today marks President Obama's hundredth day in the job and he's more popular than his two immediate predecessors were at this point, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Over half of those polled said Obama is off to a good—or great—start, 61% approve of the job he... More »

After 100 Days, Does Obama Beat Bush?

A look at approval ratings, community-by-community

(Newser) - After 100 days, President Obama is more divisive, more popular with moderates, and bigger with his base than George W. Bush was at this point—depending on where you look, the Christian Science Monitor finds in a look at 11 community types. Overall, Obama’s 63% Pew approval rating beats... More »

Obama Approval at 69%; US Split Over Memos

Strong partisan divide over their release, probe talk

(Newser) - As he nears the 100-day mark, President Obama’s approval ratings remain high at 69%, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds—but the recent release of torture memos has sparked a major partisan split. Just over half of those polled back the release; three-quarters of Dems support it, while about... More »

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