by Robert Farley
| Apr. 23, 2009
Barack Obama promised change -- lots of it. And in his first 100 days, a PolitiFact analysis finds he has already fulfilled 27 promises and begun work on 61 others that we've rated In the Works.
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Informative fact-checking by Pulitzer winner PolitiFact, featuring 27 promises kept by the Obama campaign, such as ending the war in Iraq, encouraging a greener economy and improving diplomacy. PolitiFact's thorough, fact-based investigations are done from a neutral perspective, which makes them really helpful to citizens trying to keep track of this popular candidate's performance. See link to 'Obama's Promises Broken.'
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Obama's promises kept in the first 100 days of his presidency: my personal views on this topic are simply that he is well on his way to becoming a great president although I don't agree with everything he has done or choices he has made. However, keeping his promises is making his job very hard, e.g. holding his appointees to strict ethical and moral standards. With some of the people he was counting on to hold key positions in his administration not passing the tests, the vetting ... More »
Quality journalism should present the facts in a straightforward manner, and that is what this article does. It gives links to back up its facts, and made a list of what promises Obama has kept so far. It's factual, efficient, and can be trusted.