All stories featuring Michelle Obama

Some readers unconvinced by our True rating for White House slave claim

Readers offered a variety of explanations why we were wrong to give  True rating to Michelle Obama's claim that slaves built the White House. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

Mock Lobster!

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