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Erin Mershon
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The United States accounted for 26 percent of worldwide military spending during the Cold War, but now accounts for 41 percent.

"Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs.  We set aside 6 percent."

"Harry Reid says he does more for Nevada. He's done more for unemployment. We were at 4.4 percent. Now we're at 14 percent. He's done more for the foreclosure rate. We have the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. He's done more for bankruptcy. We have the highest bankruptcy rate in the nation."

"Tim Pawlenty has cut education funding in Minnesota. Classrooms are overcrowded. Districts have gone to four-day school weeks."

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Checking up on Obama's campaign promises

We continue reporting the status of more than 500 of Barack Obama's campaign promises.

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During the campaign, Barack Obama promised more limits on commercial whaling. Environmental groups are concerned he is backing away from the pledge.

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