How's President Obama doing keeping his campaign promises?
The latest update from Politifact.com, an indispensable fact-checking website, that is now tracking all 510 pledges: seven kept, one broken, one compromised, one stalled, 21 in the works, and 479 unaddressed so far.
It says Obama went back on promise No. 234 -- to give the public five days to look and comment before signing bills passed by Congress. But he was in a hurry to turn into law two bills opposed by his predecessor: an expansion of a children's healthcare program, and an overturning of a Supreme Court ruling so as to make it easier to sue for pay discrimination.
Still, he also gets credit for keeping two promises by signing those bills. Other promises kept include appointing a Republican to his cabinet, banning lobbyist gifts, and directing military leaders to end the war in Iraq.
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