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Trump Calls for 6 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave

Ivanka joins him in effort to woo women voters

(Newser) - Donald Trump says he has gone where no GOP presidential nominee has gone before with promises of paid maternity leave and federal subsidies for child care. Accompanied by his daughter, Ivanka, Trump unveiled his plan in a speech outside Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, the Wall Street Journal reports. His campaign... More »

Left to Obama: You Outsourced Jobs, Too

Advocates say he hasn't lived up to his campaign promises

(Newser) - President Obama's attack ads have been skewering Mitt Romney for sending jobs overseas with Bain Capital, but some labor activists aren't all that thrilled with Obama's own outsourcing record, the Washington Post reports. Obama promised tax reforms that would eliminate incentives for moving companies overseas, but they... More »

Obama Invites Fans to Join 'Truth Team'

President's website helps supporters spread the word

(Newser) - President Obama has admitted he forgets on occasion to stop and "persuade people." Now his re-election team has set up a website where grassroots supporters can read Obama's side of the story and spread it around, USA Today reports. Called Truth Team, the site asks visitors to... More »

GOP Already Breaking Campaign Promises

Legislative rules backtrack on openness pledge

(Newser) - Well, that was fast. Republicans are already backpedaling on a number of provisions of their “Pledge to America,” including promises to cut spending and reform Congressional rules. The GOP had railed against Democrats’ strong-arm legislative tactics, pledging to send all bills through a full committee process and to... More »

Promises That Obama's Apparently Forgotten

Lesser known disappointments, from the moon to the peace corps

(Newser) - “There’s not a single thing that I’ve said that I would do that I have not either done or tried to do,” President Obama boasted to reporters this month. Yeah, right. Salon found plenty of evidence to the contrary, including these lesser-known broken campaign promises :
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Obama: 'I've Been Here 2 Years, Guys'

Obama defends record, says he's accomplished 70% of goals

(Newser) - Barack Obama is keenly aware that liberals think he hasn’t done enough in office—but he thinks they’re being pessimists. “I keep in my pocket a checklist of the promises I made during the campaign,” he tells Rolling Stone . “We've probably accomplished 70%.” Does... More »

Pelosi Rips Obama Over Broken Campaign Promises

House Speaker irked over president's health tax plans

(Newser) - Evidently taking a hard line heading into conferences on Congress’ health bills, Nancy Pelosi ripped President Obama today for breaking campaign promises. Reminded that then-candidate Obama wanted such negotiations to be public, the House Speaker rejoined, “There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail.... More »

Fading Hope T-Shirt Blasts Obama

Streetwear maven FreshJive says president hasn't lived up to hype

(Newser) - It's getting to be change we can't believe in—a new “Hope is Fading Fast” T-shirt turns the president’s iconic poster into an indictment from the dissatisfied left. The shirt comes from FreshJive , a well-known LA streetwear purveyor with a decidedly liberal bent—founder Rick Katz once commented... More »

Gays Rankle at Obama's Unkept Promises

(Newser) - Gay-rights supporters in and outside of Washington are getting fed up with President Obama’s perceived inaction on their core issues, Politico reports. Obama has been unwilling to back gay marriage, and has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition... More »

100 Days: Biggest Promises Kept, Broken

The economy has changed the stakes since the campaign began

(Newser) - One way to judge President Obama's first 100 days in office is to look at his rhetoric on the campaign trail. Taking into account the fallout from the economic crisis, PolitFact came up with the most crucial promises Obama has kept and broken. His vow to beef up alternative-energy investment... More »

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