Halfway to the much-watched 100-day benchmark, President Obama has kept 17 campaign promises, broken two, and compromised on seven, a watchdog group says.
Politifact.com, which is tracking all 513 pledges it says he made during the long campaign, says two are stalled and 39 are in the works. There has been no action on the other 446.
The two Politifact says Obama has broken are to allow at least five days for the public to look at a bill passed by Congress before he signs it into law and to create a $3,000 per job tax credit for companies that create jobs.
Of what it describe as his top 10 promises, the president has kept one -- creating a foreclosure prevention fund -- and compromised on a second -- enacting a $500 tax credit for workers -- while the others remain in the works or left undone.
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