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The List of 358 Obama Accomplishments So Far, With Citations – KOLUMN Magazine In 2008, we elected the most progressive president in history. And regardless of the negativity, when you actually look at the record, there has been a lot of progress since January 20, 2009.



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Here is a list of many of President Obama’s accomplishments as President. Every one of them has a citation, so no one can dismiss them out of hand, although many have tried since I started to compile this list Even with the obstacles we gave him, especially the Republican Congress, this President will leave a hell of a legacy. If we want to win elections – and in a democracy, that has to be our main goal – we have to make people want to vote for us. That means accentuating the positive, and talking about how great we are, especially compared to the alternative.

Changed the Culture of the Executive Branch

Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.  Citation

Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.  Citation

On his first full day, he froze White House salaries for the duration of the Great Recession.  Citation

He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending and efficiency.  Citation

He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems and signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, in an attempt to limit waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting systems.  Citation

Through the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extended the False Claims Act to combat fraud by companies and individuals using money from TARP and Stimulus programs.  Citation

Set up rules for banks in handling legal marijuana money.  Citation

Added greater protections to consumer financial transactions to reduce identity theft.  Citation

Took steps to prevent pirate fishing and protect fish populations, and ordered stricter labeling requirements on labeling of seafood products in stores.  Citation

Oversaw the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression.  Citation


The Department of Education announced it is providing $228 million in grants to 97 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in 19 states. The funds will be used for campus expansion, counseling programs, science equipment and faculty training.