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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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 05:31 p.m.

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.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 09:15 a.m.

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. 

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 09:20 a.m.

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!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

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

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 09:20 a.m.

Ted Cruz: Barack Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants

Cruz says Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. Not so, we conclude, and a former president figures into the story.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Obama on leave, Biden in stocks, Western threats in Syria: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

President Obama makes a pitch for paid maternity leaves, while his Veep issues a couple of claims of his own relating to personal wealth. All in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 09:25 a.m.

Debunking the Obama 'firsts' chain email

A chain email claims to run down all of President Barack Obama's "firsts" in office -- and they're all negative. We fact-checked four specific claims from the dozens on the list. The ones we checked are all wrong.

By Shannon Beckham, Louis Jacobson, Molly O'Connor :: Published on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 10:10 a.m.

Rick Perry's borderline truth, chain emails up in flames: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gets it right in a border-crossing claim, while a few others end up in flames. It's today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 09:34 a.m.

The Nuge on fire with unsupported Obama claim

Ted Nugent’s gory claim about Obama gets a Pants on Fire.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 04:35 p.m.

Report: Rick Perry letter to Obama reveals the ‘difference between a scientist and a politician’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tapped interest groups, not scientists, to research his case against President Barack Obama, according to an Austin American-Statesman news story. We earlier rated a claim in Perry's May letter to Obama as Half True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Obama: 'You can fact-check that, PolitiFact'

President Barack Obama asked us to fact-check him at a White House appearance with the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx today. So we did.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 05:01 p.m.

Does leaving no soldier behind date to the beginning of the republic? PolitiFact Oregon

President Obama claims that the negotiated release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in line with a "leave no soldier behind" ethos that dates to the beginning of the republic. PolitiFact Oregon checks.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 04:03 p.m.

Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Income inequality in Texas, Maxine Waters' secret edge, Obama on D-Day: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup leads off with a claim touching on income inequality and just gets sharper from there.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Hillary Clinton, Obama's VA silence, a Common Core claim in flames: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's roundup focuses on two themes -- The VA care controvery and Hillary Clinton's likely 2016 presidential run

By Dana Tims :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 p.m.

Recent factchecks and articles about veterans and the military

Over the past year, we have done a number of articles related to veterans and the military. They include factchecks of statements made by Wisconsin congressional representatives Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore, among others.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 08:43 a.m.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Texas top 5: Government surveys and Obama drone strikes

Our fact checks of claims about the U.S. Census Bureau and President Barack Obama having a hand in assassinating citizens were readers’ favorite fact checks in March.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 09:52 a.m.

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