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.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.
As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 04:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.