Obamameter: 7 Promises Kept

WASHINGTON (AFP) - As President Barack Obama settles into the White House, the Obameter is watching.

The Obameter is what the St. Petersburg Times calls its online tracker of whether Obama fulfills his campaign promises.

The Florida newspaper has compiled a list of some 500 promises the Democrat made during the presidential campaign and is tracking their progress on the Obameter at politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises.

Three days after being sworn into office, the website lists seven Obama promises as "Kept" -- among them pledges to release presidential records, appoint at least one Republican to the cabinet and ban gifts from lobbyists.

One campaign promise is listed as "Stalled," while 14 are "In the Works" and "No Action" has been taken on 488 others.

Among those "In the Works" is a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and get his daughters a puppy.

The Obameter is a follow-up to the newspaper's popular "Truth-O-Meter," which rates the veracity of claims by politicians.

Source: Raw Story

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