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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.

Is healthcare.gov working 'great' now?

President Barack Obama has said it is, but we decided to dig deeper to see how the website performs for consumers, health insurance companies and state officials.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 03:50 p.m.

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