Sunday, February 1st, 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

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

  • True119 (%)(119)
  • Mostly True141 (%)(141)
  • Half True150 (%)(150)
  • Mostly False64 (%)(64)
  • False70 (%)(70)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

Barack Obama's website

Recent statements involving Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

John Cornyn's flawed claim about jobs and Keystone XL pipeline

A reader urged us to check John Cornyn's recent claim about jobs created since the Texas leg of the Keystone XL pipeline began flowing oil.

 

Cornyn, turns out, was referring to construction jobs that no longer exist.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

New rules about normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations set off political claims from Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and others.

3 key Keystone XL questions answered

As one of the first acts of the 114th Congress, Republicans are committed to passing a bill that would permit construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Here, we answer some questions you might have about the proposal.

 

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One last look at 2014

Before the year disappears from the rear-view mirror, here’s a final PolitiFact Wisconsin look-back at 2014.

Guns, deficit, fraud and beer among our most popular non-election fact-checks

The focal point of Wisconsin politics in 2014 was the race for governor. 

But ...