First 100 Days in Office

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Now that President Barack Obama is officially in office, many people will be looking at his progress in his first 100 days.

Wednesday we spoke to political science professor Jacqueline DeLaat who said the president's top priority to start off with is the economic stimulus check that he has asked congress for.

DeLaat said another issue that needs attention early in the presidency is redirecting efforts in Iraq.

However, she said the first 100 days in office aren't the most critical.

"I think sometimes we can overdo this quick start aspect, and sort of what we really want here is a successful presidency over four years," DeLatt said.

She also said the "100 days" idea comes from when Franklin Roosevelt was in office, who had the quickest and most effective start.

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