Our inquiries prompted a White House correction
The "rate of uninsured Americans (is) 8.8 percent."
We've "lifted high school graduation rates to new highs."
These are not mere fish tales
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Two global polls found divergent results
Today, "the United States is the most respected country on Earth."
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
How do we measure putting people back to work?
"Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined."
Tries to stop Obama's immigration action, not checks specifically
A bill from U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho attempts to restrict the administration's ability to conduct national security and criminal background checks on undocumented immigrants.
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."
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."
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