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.
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Increasingly, state Sen. Nikiya Harris is making a push to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin.
Here is a recent look at claims related to the minimum wage from elsewhere, and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
With a presidential speech on income inequality and strikes by fast-food workers in the news, we fact-check two recent claims about the plight of low-income workers.
PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.
As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.
Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another.
We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.
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