Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

All stories featuring Barack Obama

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.

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.

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. 

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!

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Nuge on fire with unsupported Obama claim

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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.