Do the First 100 Days Really Mean Anything for a Presidency?

Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic response to the Great Depression created the concept of the First 100 Days by enacting an extraordinary array of corrective measures. The 100-day mark got less attention until Ronald Reagan met economic woes a half century later with a very different agenda reducing the scale of government.But more recent presidencies counter the concept that a chief executive's first 100 days sets the tone for his entire tenure.  Continue reading...

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