It turns out that Obama — and our mothers! — are right: Washing hands really does slow the spread of disease.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 6:23 p.m.
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.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 4:22 p.m.
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 Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 12:53 p.m.
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.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 4:36 p.m.
Today, we examine the promises President Barack Obama has kept. Tomorrow: the ones he's broken.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 5:12 p.m.
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.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 p.m.
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."
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 6:29 p.m.
We've created a special page to help you assess President Barack Obama's first 100 days.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 6:20 p.m.
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.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
As Obama nears the 100th day of his presidency, we select the 25 most significant promises and review where they stand on our Obameter.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 at 6:56 p.m.
Obama lifts travel restrictions for Americans with relatives in Cuba, fulfilling Promise No. 222.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 at 9:04 a.m.
The Obamas choose a dog with a good Democratic pedigree (a gift from the Kennedys)
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, April 13th, 2009 at 12:40 p.m.
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.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 5:44 p.m.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates tries to put a fork in the F-22. Will Congress agree?
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 7:03 p.m.
Obama makes progress on nuclear arms negotiations, but also he gets a Promise Broken on the Armenian genocide.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.
The latest mailbag finds readers who don't like compromise, a few who do, and a bit of fan mail.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 4:47 p.m.
By simply moving a quotation mark, a chain e-mail distorts a comment from the former senator.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.
Our readers ask for an accounting on a new cigarette tax. We add a promise and rate it Compromise.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 5:26 p.m.
A Minnesota congresswoman suggests incorrectly that the treasury secretary wants to dump the dollar.
By Alexander Lane :: Published on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 12:12 p.m.
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