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On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well'

The president's record on keeping his campaign promises over the last four years: 47 percent, according to the watchdog PolitiFact. A boon to Obama's promise-keeping came from the passage of big-name programs like the economic stimulus package and the education program Race to the Top.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements

Activist. Leader. Self-promoter. Shakedown artist. Sharpton has heard all of these claims about him and more over his decades in the public eye. And now, an older and remarkably thinner Sharpton has reinvented himself again, this time as a cable television talk show host.
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'PolitiFact' Scores Obama's 2008 Promises

This week, PolitiFact released their "Oba-meter," which measures how Obama fared on keeping his 2008 campaign promises. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with Angie Holan, the deputy editor of PolitiFact, about Obama's track record.
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Inching Closer To The Demise Of A Stubborn Parasitic Worm

After a decades-long campaign, Guinea worm remains in only four countries, and eradication is in sight. But health workers say that recent violence in Mali is hindering efforts to stamp out the last few cases there.
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Is A Fresh Start In Washington Possible?

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans can find some common ground and overcome the political gridlock that characterized much of the president's first term.

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