Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Barack Obama's file

Obama

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

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  • True119 (%)(119)
  • Mostly True142 (%)(142)
  • Half True150 (%)(150)
  • Mostly False65 (%)(65)
  • False70 (%)(70)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

Barack Obama's website

Recent statements involving Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

Pete Sessions’ ‘murders every day’ claim about immigrants released by Obama

Remember last summer’s Pants on Fire claims about immigrants committing 3,000 murders in Texas?

 

A similar claim singling out Barack Obama just drew four Pinnochio's from The Washington Posts Fact Checker which also revealed the state of Texas has reconfigured its data.

 

(See video of Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, making his statement at the 23:29 mark of the video posted above this story or go directly here.)

Fact-checking claims about Iran

At the forefront of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress is the fact that he and President Barack Obama don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran. Here are some of our latest checks on Iran-related claims.

Did Obama say 22 times he couldn't stop deportations by himself? Almost.

Speaker Boehner posted a list supposedly showing 22 times President Obama disavowed his power to stop immigrant deportations without congressional help.

 

That count doesn’t hold up. But Obama made repeated disavowals.

Barack Obama urges audience to “do a fact-check.” We oblige

In a speech to the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama asked for more fact-checking. Here you go.

PolitiFact's 5 most-viewed fact checks from January

The State of the Union address -- and Joni Ernst's Republican response -- were some of the biggest draws in January for PolitiFact readers.