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WaPo to Track Obama’s Promises

Today WaPo launches “Obama’s Promises” an online resource that tracks the President’s campaign promises.

Several political reporters are contributing to the project with White House Reporter Michael Shear and graphic designer Karen Yourish assuming lead roles.

So far, the site is peachy on Obama with categories divided up as follows: To Do (3), In Progress (15) and Completed (7). There are no negative-sounding categories such as “broken promises,” though the site shows clearly that Obama’s “In Progress” category is highest.

“Change Washington” is among the “kept promises”. An example: “Ban registered lobbyists from working in the administration on areas in which they have lobbied over the previous two years and bar officials who leave the administration from lobbying the executive branch for the duration of Obama’s presidency.”

Other journos and designers working on the project include: Juliet Eilperin, Michael A. Fletcher, Anne E. Kornblut, Alec MacGillis, Philip Rucker, Scott Wilson; Design: Wilson Andrews, Jacqueline Kazil,and Laura Stanton.

Check out the feature here.

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