Sunday, May 3rd, 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 True145 (%)(145)
  • Half True150 (%)(150)
  • Mostly False65 (%)(65)
  • False70 (%)(70)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

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Recent statements involving Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power

There’s little question that President Barack Obama has faced a rocky foreign-policy landscape during his tenure. But is he philosophically opposed to having the United States take a leading role in the world? That's a claim Jeb Bush made in New Hampshire recently. We've taken a closer look.

Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power

• Speaking in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush took a shot at Barack Obama's beliefs in the importance of American leadership. But past speeches undermine Bush's claim.

 

• Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

• Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Fact-checking statements about guns and the NRA

Republican presidential contenders will speak to a welcoming crowd at the National Rifle Association’s annual leadership forum on Friday.

Pants on Fire for Facebook meme about Ted Cruz, Barack Obama, citizenship an online hit

 A Facebook meme suggests Canada-born Ted Cruz conveniently flip-flopping on needing to be born in the U.S. to run for president.

 

Pants on Fire! The comments attributed to Cruz don't reflect any actual remarks that we could find.

 

Our look at the meme turned out to be