Vintage Internet rumor returns
Says Hillary Clinton will receive her "congressional salary until she dies" and the Secret Service pays her mortgage.
Ring out the wrong, ring in the ... wrong
New tax increases that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, "all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare."
The words were Photoshopped
Says a man in Ferguson, Mo., was photographed holding a sign that said, "No mother should have to fear for her son's life every time he robs a store."
Years later, pants still on fire
The Affordable Care Act says that "at age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment. … Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age."
Once again, fake news passed off as real
"2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015."
Fantasy, not fact
Says Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad chartered a plane to remove 124 young illegal immigrants from his state and take them back to Honduras.
A choose-your-own-politician meme
Says the former president of the Czech Republic said the American people were a "confederacy of fools" for electing Barack Obama.
A brief video clip, mangled beyond repair
Says Barack Obama said that "ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs" and that individuals should "surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign."
A claim unleashed from reality
President Barack Obama "is the first president to keep a dog-trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense."
Sometimes protecting the Constitution requires suing states
Barack Obama is the "first president to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect."
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted "to let the U.N. take OUR guns."
— PolitiFact Virginia
Hold off on buying bubbly, debt-laden grads
"Obama Signs Bill Forgiving All Student Loan Debt."
He's gone once, and is scheduled to go again in 2014
Says Barack Obama is the only American president who has not visited the D-Day Monument in Normandy on D-Day.
Don't put away that sunblock yet
"Solar panels drain the sun’s energy."
Satire in disguise strikes again
"Obama Announces Plans For A Third Term Presidential Run"
Trust your accountant, not this email
"No Republicans voted for" recent hikes in the income tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax and estate tax. "These taxes were all passed under … Obamacare."
There is plenty of recycled lead available in the U.S.
Because the EPA closed a lead smelter in Missouri, "all lead for bullets will have to come from overseas!"
— PolitiFact Florida
It's just a banner used in folk-dancing
Says Michelle Obama waved "red communist flags" on her trip to China.
A joke, not an actual event
Says President Barack Obama told a room of students, "Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence," and then a child told him he could solve the problem by not clapping any more.
Wrong on so many levels
Says President Barack Obama has issued upwards of 1,000 executive orders, more than any modern president.
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