Jan 6

Past Event

The Scouting Report: Assessing the Obama Administration


Three days after Barack Obama won the historic election last fall, Darrell West urged him in a memo to make sure that his party’s control of the Senate and House of Representatives did not encourage complacency within his new administration. West further recommended that he temper expectations. His chances of success would be greatest, wrote West, if he stayed focused and recognized from the outset what could be realistically accomplished in four years.

On Wednesday January 6, at 12:30 p.m., West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, and Politico's Fred Barbash participated in an online chat about President Obama's performance during his first year in office.

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Event Agenda


January 6, 2010

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Online only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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