Obama flip flop on oil drilling? Not so fast.
By Catharine Richert
Published on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 6:06 p.m.
President Barack Obama announced today that he will open up new coastal areas to oil production. So we put him on the Flip-O-Meter.
We reviewed all the evidence of the 2008 campaign and concluded that he hadn't changed position, so we rated him No Flip. Surprised? Read the evidence in our full report.
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Researchers: Catharine Richert
Names in this article: Barack Obama
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