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President-elect Donald Trump waits to stop out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
President-elect Donald Trump waits to stop out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Thanks to your support, the ThinkProgress newsroom is now just a few thousand dollars away from reaching its $250,000 fundraising goal. When we finally reach this goal, we’ll be able to hire two additional reporters with the investigative and reporting skills to bring the Trump administration’s abuses, lies, and transgressions to light. Our focus in the coming year is on holding the incoming administration accountable.

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Yesterday, we released the result of a project to comprehensively catalogue all of Donald Trump’s promises — 663 of them and counting — allowing us and our readers to measure his presidency against those promises.

Our database analyses and catalogues about 4 million words’ worth of public statements, though we’re continually updating it with new promises. The project examines his media interviews, policy position papers, and speeches to supporters, interest groups, and national television audiences — an essential part of the country’s ability to keep a budding autocrat in check.

This is expensive, labor-intensive, and time-consuming work. It’s not glamorous, even when its results are profound or impactful. Many other newsrooms — even ones bigger and more established than ours — can’t take on a reporting project of this scope. ThinkProgress is different. We are a mission-driven publication, devoted to doing things right — not maximizing pageviews or turning a profit for shareholders.

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