From 'I'm not a king' to 'obliged to do everything I can'
"My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.
The JV team is now varsity
Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State.
"Between Two Ferns" was a hit, but this factoid is wrong
"Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance.
Well under half that
"We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion."
Admininstration's reports say otherwise
The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."
Doubled ... in 2025
"We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."
Lots of Members of Congress don't think so
"Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts" to create a legal framework on counterterrorism.
It's households, not families
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
— PolitiFact Rhode Island
A widely spread misquote
Says Mitt Romney "called the Arizona law a model for the nation."
Don't hold your breath for those SBA loans, Mr. Trump
"Under Gov. Romney's definition ... Donald Trump is a small business."
Credit the economy, not Obamacare
Because of Obamacare, "over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up -- it's true -- but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years."
Using a method tilted in Obama's favor
"Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of" President George W. Bush’s policies and the recession.
'Fast and Furious' born in 2009
"Fast and Furious" began under the Bush administration.
— PolitiFact Florida
Romney touted a different law
Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation."
— PolitiFact Texas
Romney's own words say otherwise
Says Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children.
In some ways, losses were bigger under Reagan
"The only time government employment has gone down during a recession has been under me."
Wrong or misleading from several angles
"Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double."
Slim majority, not unprecedented
If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it "would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
Better to stick to the script
"For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Wrong in 2009, and wrong today
"Preventive care … saves money, for families, for businesses, for government, for everybody."
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