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.
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.