All stories featuring Barack Obama

Dan Patrick's case for ABC News to release full Obama 'town hall' video

Texan Dan Patrick continues to call for ABC News to release full video of this month's White House town hall where Patrick and President Obama went back and forth.   We've newly annotated what fit into the 60-minute broadcast--and what got cut.

PolitiFact annotates Barack Obama's statement on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

As part of PolitiFact's partnership with Medium, we annotated President Barack Obama's remarks from Poland on the police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. 

It's not just Orlando. Scott often fails with FEMA requests

Florida’s requests for federal assistance in emergencies and disasters are denied much more than the national average.

Obama vs. Trump on the phrase 'radical Islam'

Donald Trump said President Obama should resign for not using the words. Obama hit back, saying using the words is "not a strategy." We delve into this war over words.

Who killed more terrorists, Obama or Bush? It depends

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama said, "There isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me."    • Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

Obama's reply to Castro's criticism open to interpretation

A look at Rep. Rob Wittman's claim that Obama thanked Cuban president for criticizing the U.S.

Fact checking a Donald Trump appearance in Milwaukee

The GOP front runner made several claims that have, in one way or another, been evaluated by PolitiFact.  Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders, Kasich and Cruz; Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion; and Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls

Donald Trump: Why so low on the meter, so high in the polls?

Teasing out how the Republican presidential front runner scores so poorly on our Truth-O-Meter but does so well with GOP voters.   Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Kasich and Cruz; and Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion. 

Fact checking a Ted Cruz campaign appearance in Milwaukee

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate made several claims during a town hall meeting that have been previously evaluated by PolitiFact.    Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders and Kasich; and Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion.

The Final Five -- on the Truth-O-Meter

All five presidential candidates are scheduled to traverse Wisconsin -- making assertions, boasts and attacks -- ahead of the state’s primary election on April 5, 2016. Almost certainly, they will repeat some of their favorite lines, some of which will make you stop and ask, Really? Thankfully, we've rated many of those claims.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

All eyes were on Havana this week as President Barack Obama made his historic trip to Cuba, including those of the fact-checkers. Here are some of our recent fact-checks about U.S.-Cuba relations.   Donate $1, help us unlock $15,000 to expand our 2016 fact-checking

7 questions about Obama's Supreme Court nomination

The path from nomination to Senate confirmation -- if it happens -- is sure to be a bumpy ride.   Help PolitiFact fact-check the immigration debate in 2016

Fact-checking Jebio in the 2016 GOP presidential race

We look back at our most clicked fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to fact-check the immigration debate in 2016  

Barack Obama, briefly in Austin, has kept 45 percent of his campaign promises, Obameter indicates

Barack Obama, who gave an opening interview Friday to kick off South by Southwest Interactive , has about 10 months left in his presidency.   According to the PolitiFact Obameter, he's fully kept 45 percent of his campaign promises. Details ahead...   What did you hear that might merit a fact check?

Barack Obama speaking at SXSW, not attending Nancy Reagan's funeral

President Barack Obama is set to give a public interview at Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive this Friday.   The same day, Obama doesn’t plan to attend Nancy Reagan’s California funeral.   A sitting president not going to the funeral of a first lady? Not unusual, we find.

Checking the president, and the presidential campaign

Barack Obama's visit to Wisconsin comes in the midst of a heated campaign for the White House.

Previewing President Obama’s final State of the Union address

We're watching President Barack Obama's final State of the Union; check back here for fact-checks. In the meantime, follow PolitiFact on Medium and view our annotations of Obama's speech. 

Tonight: Obama's town hall on guns

President Barack Obama will discuss his new executive actions on gun regulations at a CNN town hall Thursday. We'll be watching.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz   • New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2015

As 2016 approaches, we count down to our most popular fact-check of the past year.   • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage • What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States? • Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's  

Our 5 most-clicked in 2015 (that weren't about Scott Walker)

These fact checks covered Democrats as well as Republicans, on taxes as diverse as taxes and foreign kings. Also: Our top Scott Walker factchecks from 2015