Thursday, December 18th, 2014

All stories featuring Barack Obama

Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner

"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014  fact-checks on  the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex.    Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman discusses the Lie of the Year Fact-checking Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential contender

Does Obamacare give businesses a $3,000 incentive to hire illegal immigrants?

Did President Obama's November announcement potentially affecting millions of unauthorized residents also create a $3,000-per-immigrant hiring incentive?   PolitiFact in Washington wondered.

Does Obamacare give businesses a $3,000 incentive to hire illegal immigrants?

In all the criticism against President Barack Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration, there’s one policy unexpectedly caught in the fallout: Obamacare.    • Jeb Bush: ‘Only because I am going to be PolitiFacted’ • Our top 5 fact-checks and reports for November 2014  

Our November High Five: Opposites attract (clicks)

A look back at our most-clicked work from November.

Obama incorrect his position 'hasn’t changed' on using executive authority to address immigration

Paul Brown of TWC News asked us if Barack Obama was accurate about his position not changing on whether he alone can change immigration policies.   * False: "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.  

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is back in the news -- following President Barack Obama’s Nov. 10 proposal for "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality."

McConnell and Boehner's goals for the 114th Congress

We take note of Republican leaders' goals so we can revisit them in 2016 and see what is accomplished, what falls apart, and where Republicans compromise.

Our September High Five: Top three items were rated True

Beer, deficits, businesses, jobs, taxes. A look at our most-clicked items from September.

Is there a corporate tax break that ships jobs overseas?

Democrats love to say that Republicans support tax breaks that promote outsourcing, but that claim is misleading.   • Welcome to a new look for PolitiFact • Our video shows you key elements of PolitiFact's redesign

Ted Cruz on Obama and PolitiFact, 'an institution'

Ted Cruz invoked PolitiFact's Lie of the Year as a reason Barack Obama isn’t necessarily to be trusted.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Top 5 fact-checks and reports for August

Some of our readers' favorite topics in August were presidential vacations, minimum-wage summer jobs, and even President Barack Obama’s summer attire.

Ice Bucket Challenge claim up in flames, American 'fools': PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The Pants are aflame in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, with everything from the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge to Alaska's Mark Begich making the cut.

A look at Barack Obama's Labor Day remarks

While talking up the economy during his Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama made several claims that have either been rated on the Truth-O-Meter or covered in news stories in recent months. The statements in his Sept. 1, 2014 speech covered jobs, exports, oil production, high school graduation rates, business climate and a claim that a university president gave up $90,000 in salary to help his low-income employees.

5 fact-checks about the high cost of college tuition

As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.

The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises

President Barack Obama showed up in the White House press room Thursday wearing a tan suit. This sent the press corps buzzing — and a reader asked us to turn on our Flip-O-Meter. We couldn't resist a more light-hearted topic.

Obama's vacation observation, Mitch McConnell's millions: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The president takes a swipe at Congress for being on "vacation" all month (never mind his own two-week golfing get-away), while Scott Walker boasts of investing millions in worker-training programs -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Who took more vacation -- George W. Bush or Barack Obama?

We update the numbers from last year's fact-check to include President Barack Obama's latest time off. 

Limbaugh's Obama claim flamed by Truth-O-Meter

Rush Limbaugh's claim about the Obama administration planning the influx of children across the border came out Pants on Fire!

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?