Saturday, November 1st, 2014

All stories featuring Barack Obama

Live chat on Obama and doctored photos

Highlights of our first online live chat: Multiple mentions of Obama and a chance to recap a doctored photo.

The High Five: Our most-clicked items for September

Reader favorites last month dealt with the jobs picture, the state budget and a review of Truth-O-Meter items on Obamacare just days before the government shutdown. We promise to remain open for business, no matter what happens in Washington.

Top claims about the federal government shutdown

Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.     

Obamacare myths and a Texas judge's 'trash it' letter

PolitiFact recently compiled the top 16 fact-checked myths of the Obamacare law. Then a reader reminded us of a ridiculous letter signed by a Texas judge.

Comparing the Great Recession and the Great Depression

In an interview on ABC's This Week, President Barack Obama suggested that the economy he inherited may have been worse than the one during the Great Depression. There's some evidence to support that, but a lot that doesn't.

In Context: President Obama, Syria and the ‘red line’

Did Obama deny making comments about setting a "red line" on Syria?

Cruz paperwork claim about Obamacare draws on flawed research, assumptions

Ted Cruz made a vivid paperwork claim. It had holes.

What the law and the past say about attacking Syria

The president's authority to use military force against Syria is front and center. It's not the first time the question has come up. We review what we've learned about the law, and how it has played out depending on the circumstances.

Checking on a rodeo clown and Obama--in Texas

A congressman has invited a Missouri rodeo clown--freshly famous for lampooning Obama--to Texas. Heck, we’ve already had a rodeo clown moment.

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Again, where was Obama born?

Blake Farenthold muses on impeachment and why that's unlikely to be considered in connection with where Barack Obama was born.

Obamacare law doesn’t target most federal workers

A Texan’s claim left the misimpression the Obamacare law applies to federal workers, including IRS workers responsible for enforcing provisions.

Catching up with campaign promises on the Obameter

We check in on President Obama’s campaign promises about Guantanamo Bay, same-sex marriage, education and clean energy.

Fact-checking Obama on the economy

President Obama has been talking about jobs, income inequality and the federal budget. We're checking the facts.

Four familiar facts from Barack Obama’s speech

President Barack Obama invoked some familiar facts in support of his vision for the U.S. economy on Wednesday at Knox College.

Four familiar facts from Barack Obama’s speech

President Barack Obama invoked some familiar facts in support of his vision for the U.S. economy on Wednesday at Knox College.

Are Americans being 'targeted' for surveillance?

Comments from President Barack Obama and leaker Edward Snowden about "targeting" seemed at odds. So we took a deep dive into the legal issues behind what the word means.

A look back at our climate-change fact-checks

As President Barack Obama unveils a series of planned executive actions on climate change, we recap some of our many fact-checks on the issue.