Numbers are right, but comparison imperfect
Citing his efforts to secure the border, Obama said, "Overall, the number of people trying to cross our border illegally is the lowest it has been since the 1970s."
— PolitiFact Florida
All presidents acted, but few so sweepingly
"The actions I’m taking" are "the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half-century."
A deep dive into the numbers
"Over the last few years, we’ve put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined."
A big share, but not quite
"We've created more jobs in the United States than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."
Yes, but the difference may not mean much
"The states that have raised the minimum wage (this year) have had faster job growth than the states that haven’t raised the minimum wage."
Not exactly when he took office
"When I took office, the deficit was nearly 10 percent of our economy. Today, it's approaching 3 percent."
"Taken on" includes getting sued
The U.S. Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009."
It's hard to pin down one number
"More than 3 million young adults ... have gained insurance under (the Affordable Care Act) by staying on their family’s plan."
Comparisons are tough
"Our high school graduation rate is the highest on record."
There is another way
"What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress."
Not if you measure cuts by percentage
"Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth."
Uses an unofficial poverty measure
"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."
For just one of Truman's eight years in office
The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."
Average masks wide variation
"In states where the federal government helps run these (health care) marketplaces, the average American will have more than 50 different plans to choose from, with different levels of coverage."
True by one measurement, not by others
"Our businesses have created nearly twice as many jobs in this recovery as they had at the same point in the last recovery, when there was no Obamacare."
Maybe you got a check, maybe your employer did
Says last year "13 million (health insurance) rebates went out, in all 50 states. Another 8.5 (million) rebates are being sent out this summer, averaging around 100 bucks each."
The waits have been long, but this stat is cherry-picked
"My judicial nominees have waited three times longer to receive confirmation votes than those of my Republican predecessor."
Boston attack was a pretty big event
Says that since he took office, "there have been no large-scale attacks on the United States."
Study: 21 percent of region's economic oomph
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
— PolitiFact Texas
Muddier than said
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
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