Friday, October 24th, 2014

J.B. Wogan

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Reflections on the Obameter and Obama's campaign promises

We've spent four years reporting on President Obama's 2008 campaign promises. As his first term nears its end, we reflect on his vision of government and the journalistic challenge of tracking 508 campaign promises.

Top 10 most obscure Obama campaign promises

Our Obameter includes many promises that are so deep in the weeds that only a wonk could love them. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Has President Obama kept his campaign promises?

Four years ago, Barack Obama made an extraordinary number of campaign promises -- 508 -- on everything from taxes to whaling. We've been tracking each one and have rated them on our Obameter, a five-level scale from Stalled to Promise Kept. With the 2012 campaign winding down, we thought it was a good time for a status report.

Has President Obama kept his campaign promises?

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama made 508 promises. We've been tracking them and rating them on our Obameter. Here's our latest tally.

Fact-checking the Denver presidential debate

We continue our fact-checking of the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Our reports look at the federal budget, education, Medicare, taxes and the 2010 health care law.

Does Obama make the grade on education reform?

Barack Obama made 31 promises about education, from expanding early learning programs to adding public charter schools. We put his performance to the Obameter. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

Grading Obama on education reform

Barack Obama made 31 promises about education, from expanding early learning programs to adding public charter schools. We put his performance to the Obameter.

Did the U.S. embassy in Cairo make an apology?

Returning to a frequent theme of his campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday charged that the Obama administration, through a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, made an "apology" to Islamic radicals. We take a closer look. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new fact checks morning, noon and night.

Did the U.S. embassy in Cairo make an apology?

Returning to a frequent theme of his campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday charged that the Obama administration, through a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, made an "apology" to Islamic radicals. We take a closer look.

A scorecard on President Obama's campaign promises

Four years ago, Barack Obama made an extraordinary array of campaign promises -- 508 pledges on everything from taxing the rich to ending the Iraq war. As Democrats convene in Charlotte, N.C., we review our Obameter to see how Obama has fared on his promises.