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Politicos Grade Obama's First 100 Days

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Immigration reform, gun control, sequestration, job creation: There's been a lot on President Obama's agenda in the first 100 days of his second term. How's he fielding it all? Host Michel Martin talks with Salon columnist David Sirota and Republican strategist Ron Christie to assess the President's batting average on the issues.
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