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At the end of his first hundred days in office Obama was riding high. Not only had he seemed to sidestep many of the banana skins that plagued the early days of Bill Clinton, but he had done so while maintaining an approval rating that was lower only than that of Ronald Reagan. Obama had also chalked up an important symbolic victory, by getting a massive stimulus package passed. With the surprising while the surprising defection of Arlen Specter, one the last remaining…

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