Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Barack Obama's file


Democrat from Illinois

Barack Obama is the president of the United States. Obama was formerly a U.S. senator from Illinois. He was born in 1961 in Hawaii, where his parents met as students at the University of Hawaii. Obama's father is from Kenya and his mother is from Kansas. He graduated from Columbia University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Obama previously served in the Illinois state Senate and was an instructor at the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Obama's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Obama's statements for that ruling.

  • True115 (%)(115)
  • Mostly True133 (%)(133)
  • Half True148 (%)(148)
  • Mostly False63 (%)(63)
  • False70 (%)(70)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

Barack Obama's website

Recent statements involving Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner

"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014  fact-checks on  the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex. 


Does Obamacare give businesses a $3,000 incentive to hire illegal immigrants?

Did President Obama's November announcement potentially affecting millions of unauthorized residents also create a $3,000-per-immigrant hiring incentive?


PolitiFact in Washington wondered.

Does Obamacare give businesses a $3,000 incentive to hire illegal immigrants?

In all the criticism against President Barack Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration, there’s one policy unexpectedly caught in the fallout: Obamacare. 


• Jeb Bush: ‘Only because I am going to be PolitiFacted’

• Our top 5 fact-checks and reports for November 2014


Our November High Five: Opposites attract (clicks)

A look back at our most-clicked work from November.

Obama incorrect his position 'hasn’t changed' on using executive authority to address immigration

Paul Brown of TWC News asked us if Barack Obama was accurate about his position not changing on whether he alone can change immigration policies.


* False: "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.