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Jonathan Alter Evaluates Obama's First Year

How does one man jump into a job and deal with economic disaster, a war on two fronts, a remake of the American health care system, an environmental catastrophe, and political enemies with a seemingly endless supply of ammunition? With a zen-like calm and an instinct for management. At least that's what Jonathan Alter says. The Chicago native and a long-time reporter and editor for Newsweek spoke with us recently about his new book The Promise: President Obama, Year One.

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