It turns out that Obama — and our mothers! — are right: Washing hands really does slow the spread of disease.
Articles from April, 2009
We examine whether Sen. Lindsey Graham is right about the Geneva Conventions and alleged terrorists, and whether Newt Gingirch flip-flopped on the issue.
We conclude our 100-day coverage by selecting Obama's most significant promises — one Kept and one Broken.
It looks like Robert Gibbs said Obama never taught constitutional law. But we go to the videotape and find Gibbs had it right and the transcript was wrong.
By marrying much of his domestic agenda to the economic stimulus plan, Obama used the urgency of the financial crisis to pass many of his ideas. But others have stalled.
After yesterday's look at the promises President Barack Obama has kept, we now examine the promises he has broken.
Today, we examine the promises President Barack Obama has kept. Tomorrow: the ones he's broken.
In his first 100 days, Obama hasn't earned a Pants on Fire. But he and other top administration officials have gotten several things wrong.
Our coverage of the 2008 election wins the award for national reporting. The editor of a Tennessee newspaper calls it the "most important Pulitzer this year."
We've created a special page to help you assess President Barack Obama's first 100 days.
President Barack Obama and other administration officials say 90 percent of guns in Mexico come from the United States. But some caveats are in order.
Obama promised to eliminate income taxes for seniors earning less than $50,000. But there's been no action and he didn't even mention it in a Tax Day speech.
As Obama nears the 100th day of his presidency, we select the 25 most significant promises and review where they stand on our Obameter.
Obama lifts travel restrictions for Americans with relatives in Cuba, fulfilling Promise No. 222.
The Obamas choose a dog with a good Democratic pedigree (a gift from the Kennedys)
We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.
To keep a campaign promise, the president launches a coordinated program for "seamless" records to follow troops from the military to the VA.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates tries to put a fork in the F-22. Will Congress agree?
Obama makes progress on nuclear arms negotiations, but also he gets a Promise Broken on the Armenian genocide.
The latest mailbag finds readers who don't like compromise, a few who do, and a bit of fan mail.
By simply moving a quotation mark, a chain e-mail distorts a comment from the former senator.
Our readers ask for an accounting on a new cigarette tax. We add a promise and rate it Compromise.
A Minnesota congresswoman suggests incorrectly that the treasury secretary wants to dump the dollar.