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The successes and challenges of President Biden's first year in office

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Aviva Okeson-Haberman
KCUR 89.3
President Joe Biden rallied voters at a March 2020 campaign stop in Kansas City.

Assuming the presidency under the shadow of the insurrection and the coronavirus pandemic and with the slimmest of margins in Congress, were Biden's goals overly ambitious?

Political analysts review how successful President Joe Biden has been in enacting his agenda. Hear how the economy, COVID, Afghanistan and immigration have affected his approval rating, and how he should approach year two in office.

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