Obama at Halftime

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President Barack Obama speaks at a rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds in McLean, Va., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. (AP)

Barack Obama became president in the teeth of an economic super-crisis — and carrying the expectations of a history-making candidate promising an era of change.

Now he’s six months and counting into his first year. Washington’s August recess feels like halftime.

The economy may be pulling back from the brink. A healthcare reform debate is fully ablaze. And we’ve seen a lot of this president in action. How’s he doing? We asked at 100 days. With stakes so high, we’re asking again.

This hour, On Point: President Barack Obama and his agenda at halftime, year one.

You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joining us from New York is Jeff Greenfield, senior political correspondent for CBS News.

From Dallas, Texas, we're joined by Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News.

And joining us from Yellow Springs, Ohio, is Ellen Belcher, editor of the Dayton Daily News opinion pages.

This program aired on August 10, 2009.


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