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Tracking politicians' promises

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Tracking Obama's promises

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Tracking the promises of the GOP Leadership in Congress

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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Promises we’ve rated recently

Open up libel laws

The Promise:

"I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”

Update: Trump failed to ‘open up our libel laws’

Terminate Barack Obama's immigration executive orders 'immediately'

The Promise:

"Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). All immigration laws will be enforced -- we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country."

Update: Federal court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA

Not take vacations

The Promise:

"I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

Update: Trump took 'working vacations' at his properties

Place lifetime ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections

The Promise:

"A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections."

Update: Trump breaks promise to ban foreign lobbyists from raising election money

Dramatically scale back the EPA

The Promise:

"Department of Environmental Protection. We are going to get rid of it in almost every form. We’re going to have little tidbits left, but we’re going to take a tremendous amount out."

Update: Trump rolls back EPA rules, but the agency is far from gone

Create a health savings account

The Promise:

"Allow individuals to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Contributions into HSAs should be tax-free and should be allowed to accumulate."

Update: Health Savings Accounts much the same as when Trump took office

Allow free access to the drug market

The Promise:

"Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, reliable and cheaper products."

Update: More progress for some types of drugs, less for others

Open up libel laws

The Promise:

"I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”

Update: Trump’s promise to ‘open up our libel laws’ is Stalled

Close parts of the Internet where ISIS is

The Promise:

Speaking of ISIS, "We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet and we have to do something. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, 'oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people… we've got to maybe do something with the Internet because they (ISIS) are recruiting by the thousands, they are leaving our country and then when they come back, we take them back."

Update: ISIS is diminished, but Trump has not banned it from the internet

Invest $550 billion in infrastructure and create an infrastructure fund

The Promise:

 "The Trump Administration seeks to invest $550 billion to ensure we can export our goods and move our people faster and safer."

Update: No action evident on creating infrastructure fund

Declare China a currency manipulator

The Promise:

"Instruct the Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator."

Update: After declaring China a currency manipulator, Trump administration reverses itself

End the defense sequester

The Promise:

“As soon as I take office I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military. It is so depleted. We will rebuild our military.”

Update: Trump, lawmakers have consistently sidestepped the defense sequester

Bring back manufacturing

The Promise:

"My plan includes a pledge to restore manufacturing in the United States."

Update: No overall improvement for manufacturing sector under Trump

Make no cuts to Social Security

The Promise:

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

Update: Trump proposed cuts, but Congress didn’t bite

Make no cuts to Medicaid

The Promise:

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” 

Update: Work requirement waivers undermine pledge on Medicaid cuts