12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The Scouting Report: Assessing President Obama’s First Six Months in Office

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

After a strong start, President Barack Obama has had a difficult few weeks as economists assess the status of economic recovery and Congress dives into the details of health care reform. Brookings expert William Galston, who served in the White House during President Clinton’s early months in office, noted recently in the Washington Post that “the administration is sailing into some pretty stiff headwinds,” with households still recovering from shocks to their wealth.

Now that we have reached the six-month mark in Obama’s Presidency, William Galston and Senior Politico Editor Fred Barbash took a close look at President Obama’s progress and answered questions about how the President is doing in the August 12 edition of The Scouting Report.