GOP Pledge-O-Meter debuts on PolitiFact, joining Obameter to hold Washington accountable
Standing in front of stacks of wood at a Virginia lumberyard in September, a group of Republican House leaders -- their sleeves rolled up for effect -- formally unveiled their "new governing agenda" called the Pledge to America. House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, promised that voters who supported GOP candidates in the election would be rewarded with a smaller, less costly and more accountable government. On Election Day, the Republicans gained 63 seats and control of the U.S. House. Democrats still control the Senate, but as the recent tax deal has shown, Republicans again have the clout in Washington to get things done. So what exactly did Republicans promise in their speeches and in the Pledge? And can they deliver? To find out, PolitiFact brings you the GOP Pledge-O-Meter. It will use the same rating system as our award-winning Obameter. Read all about it here.