DEMS: 100 Days of No
Here is the list of the accomplishments the White House actively touts, even as it disdains what it calls the “Hallmark Holiday” of the 100th day in office.
Passing the “largest” economic stimulus bill in American history.
Ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay military detention facility and abolishing “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Setting a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq.
Ordering 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and enlisting, with modest new assistance, European allies in a new multi-layered strategy there and in Pakistan.
“Returning science to its rightful place” by lifting the Bush restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.
Signing laws to expand children’s health insurance (financed by a 61-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax the adviser did not tout).
Signing a law meant to improve the ability of women who allege pay discrimination to sue their employer.
Diminishing the role of lobbyists in the White House
“Forge a meaningful statement from the United Nations” criticizing North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile.
Lifting travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban Americans who seek to travel more frequently to the island and send more US currency to their immediate family.
Engaging world leaders in Europe, Turkey, Latin American and the Caribbean with “strength and humility.”