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Campaign Promises

Open Letter to The Newly Elected

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

Represent our concerns rather than dictating them to us -- you work for us, not the other way around. Listen to our concerns rather than merely tolerating them -- if complaints are an inconvenience, you offered to serve in the wrong job.

6 Lessons From the Government Shutdown

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

How did we get to this point? How we can avoid being in this position in the future? We don't yet have the perspective necessary to answer these questions fully.

This Is What Obama Telling The Truth Would Look Like

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

This is most definitely what I did not expect Obama to say about this human rights issue. Well, we can always hope....

Dan Froomkin

What Obama Said He'd Do Next | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now President Barack Obama has some promises to keep. His 2012 campaign wasn't nearly as full of measurable commitments as his first ...

11 Campaign Promises Your Ex Would Totally Make

Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce

Let's be honest: Politicians tend to make all sorts of campaign promises in pursuit of our votes -- many of which they don't make good on once they're...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Do Promises Matter Anymore?

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama was full of promise -- 508 of them to be precise. But with just six weeks to go until Election Day 2012, President Obama has made few new promises and is not repeating many of the original ones.

Are You Sure You Really Want to Know?

Carey Fuller | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

A friend of mine running for public office once asked me what he could do for folks like me and although I know he means well, I don't think he has any idea of what he's really asking.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #28, Kept His Campaign Promises

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

As president, Barack Obama has kept, compromised, or is currently working on an astounding 74 percent of his campaign promises, the equivalent of a Presidential batting title.

The Dangerous Allure of Political Promises

Terry Newell | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Americans are justifiably leery of political promises, whether from candidates or presidents. They have seen too many made and too few kept. The cynicism that promises generate increases the distrust of politics and politicians.

7 Vows of Compassion for Political Candidates

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

You can call me naïve, but I believe that to save the human race and this magnificent planet we are on, compassion must be part of our daily prayer.

Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity

Medea Benjamin | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

This week marks the beginning of what is supposed to be the final 100 days of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

A Balanced Approach

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is not a modern nation on the planet that can retire its debt with 10 percent unemployment. President Obama cannot and should not agree to the damaging choices being falsely laid out by Congressional Republican pretenders.

Obama State of the Union Speech will be Predictable for the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

Comcastrophe: Comcast/NBC Merger Approved

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

The Comcast-NBC merger is truly a disaster for anyone hoping the American public might emerge from the propaganda morass that is embodied by cable television, and now threatens to consume the Internet.

'Tis The Season For Gay Rights

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Tis the Season: A Victory for Civil Rights Let's celebrate this day, Dec 22 2010. It is the day President Barak Obama signs into the law the repeal o...

Coal Lobbyists Wooed White House Staff to Influence Coal Ash Regulations Long Before Public Hearings

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Between October 2009 and April 2010, coal industry representatives held at least 33 meetings with White House staff on the coal ash issue, almost three times as many meetings as environmentalists and university scientists were granted on the subject.

Media Coverage of State of the Union Address Will Ignore Obama's Empty Promises to Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama's State of the Union address this evening will be dissected by thousands of journalists across the nation. Panels of journalists and p...

Obama State of the Union Address Will be More Rhetoric and No Substance for The Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I can already hear the empty pandering to the middle class in President Obama's State of the Union speech. He will be reading one of the most well wri...

Bloomberg's Original Campaign Promises: How'd He Do?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Bloomberg recently claimed to have fulfilled nearly all of his original campaign promises when it comes to education. But guess what? There are some promises he left out of his checklist.

Obama Should Forfeit his Nobel Prize

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a recent letter to Armenian American organizations, Pres. Obama once again played shameful word games with the term genocide.

Is Obama Keeping His Promises?

Newsweek | Anna Quindlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

History will judge Barack Obama over the long haul. But we've learned something in the short term that is simple, obvious, and has less to do with him...

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Will Obama Now Fulfill His Windfall Profits Tax Promise?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

In 2008, President-elect Obama proposed a windfall profit tax on oil companies. When oil later dropped below $80/barrel, his staff declared the tax was unnecessary. But this week, oil rose above the $80 mark again. What next?

Healthcare Despair

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

Until everyone has health care none of us really do.