All stories featuring Michelle Obama

Chain emails claim this picture's 'worth $678 million'

Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received. Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?

By Sue Owen :: Published on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

Have lip readers figured out Michelle Obama's 9/11 comments?

A chain email claims that a lip-reading instructor for the River School has determined that at a 9/11 ceremony, Michelle Obama said, "All this for a damn flag." We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 03:00 p.m.

PolitiFact's Five Surprising "True" ratings

With our Lie of the Year, we focused on the biggest falsehoods of 2009. But we also want to highlight our findings at the other end of the Truth-O-Meter.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 03:26 p.m.

A presidential decision: a Portuguese Water Dog

Michelle Obama dishes the details on the new family pet. It'll likely be a Portuguese Water Dog, which means progress for Promise No. 502.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 06:13 p.m.

Mock Lobster!

A chain e-mail passes on a phony receipt for a lobster lunch.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 11:43 a.m.

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