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.

Recent statements involving Barack Obama

"This administration is slashing the Navy to pay for more Obamacare."

"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."  

Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Justice John Roberts Signed Off On Obama’s Arrest For Treason."

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

A look at Barack Obama's Labor Day remarks :

While talking up the economy during his Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama made several claims that have either been rated on the Truth-O-Meter or covered in news stories in recent months.

The statements in his Sept. 1, 2014 speech covered jobs, exports, oil production, high school graduation rates, business climate and a claim that a university president gave up $90,000 in salary to help his low-income employees.

5 fact-checks about the high cost of college tuition:

As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.

The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises:

President Barack Obama showed up in the White House press room Thursday wearing a tan suit. This sent the press corps buzzing — and a reader asked us to turn on our Flip-O-Meter. We couldn't resist a more light-hearted topic.

Obama's vacation observation, Mitch McConnell's millions: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup:

The president takes a swipe at Congress for being on "vacation" all month (never mind his own two-week golfing get-away), while Scott Walker boasts of investing millions in worker-training programs -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Who took more vacation -- George W. Bush or Barack Obama? :

We update the numbers from last year's fact-check to include President Barack Obama's latest time off. 

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