PolitiFact tracked 533 campaign promises made by Barack Obama on our Obameter. Browse the library of promises below or see the final report card and special interactive report.
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"As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo."
"Barack Obama opposed the Bush Administration's initial policy on warrantless wiretaps because it crossed the line between protecting our national security and eroding the civil liberties of American citizens. As president, Obama would update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to provide greater oversight and accountability to the congressional intelligence committees to prevent future threats to the rule of law."
Will support "additional personnel, infrastructure and technology on the border and at our ports of entry."
"Will immediately review (mandatory minimum) sentences to see where we can be smarter on crime and reduce the ineffective warehousing of nonviolent drug offenders."
"I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president ... ."