Obameter: Keeping Track of Our New President's Promises


The folks at the St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact.com have created the "Obameter"—a handy list of President-elect (one more day) Barack Obama's 510 campaign promises. PolitiFact.com will

… rate their status as No Action, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken.

Promises include:

1: Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers

No. 2: Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes

No. 8: Include environmental and labor standards in trade agreements

No. 43: Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize

No. 59: Invest in electronic health information systems

No. 80: Mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment

No. 126: Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq

No. 177: Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

No. 234: Allow five days of public comment before signing bills

No. 280: Increase funding for progams that conserve lands and habitat for select species such as the Osceola turkey

No. 288: Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

No. 300: Reform mandatory minimum sentences

No. 502: Get his daughters a puppy

PolitiFact notes that promise No. 502 is still "in the works."

Go here for the whole list.