All stories featuring Barack Obama

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

A look back at Lie of the Year

We’ve been naming the most significant falsehood of the year since 2009.

Ted Cruz's boys showering with girls claim False, but transgender student rights are unsettled

Texan Ted Cruz was incorrect, we concluded, when he said the federal government has been trying to force schools to let boys shower with little girls.   But it’s also the case that how an anti-discrimination law applies to transgender students continues to be debated and fought out in court.

Reader mailbag: Jeb Bush's 'statement is logically 'false,' the opposite of true!'

PolitiFact readers sound off on our fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush about refugees and President Barack Obama about fish swimming in Miami streets  

Not so: Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama plans to import 250,000 Syrian refugees

Donald Trump, in Texas, said Barack Obama has big plans for Syrian refugees.   But Trump’s declaration the president wants to import 250,000 Syrian refugees lacks factual standing.   See all of Donald Trump’s Pants on Fire statements.   See Trump’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Our 5 most-read fact-checks from November

Here’s an early gift for you this holiday season: Our five most popular articles from November.   •  Yes, Donald Trump, Chevys are a rare sight in Japan, but why?   •  Mailbag: Readers call out our recent turkeys

Barack Obama hasn't said “radical Islamic terrorism”

Per Ted Cruz, Barack Obama won’t say a certain term. "President Obama will not identify, he literally will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’" Cruz recently said, "and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’"   That’s True, PolitiFact Virginia concluded.   See Ted Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

A look back at the battle over Keystone XL

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced his decision to reject a key permit for the cross-border oil pipeline that had been a bone of contention for the better part of a decade. Here, we review some of our past fact-checks on Keystone XL.   • PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

Examining some of Scott Walker's campaign missteps

We take a closer look at key moments that were viewed as gaffes during his presidential run.   Also: Our most-clicked items from Walker's run