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Fact Checker Archive: Barack Obama

Obama and the White House's 'halfway' fixation with the budget

The White House insists they have gone "halfway" to the GOP on budget cuts. We look at the White House argument and find it wanting.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 8, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Economy  
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Foreign policy braggadocio on Libya and AIDS

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton recently pushed the envelope when talking about Libya and AIDS.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 7, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Other Foreign Policy  
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Huckabee's 'Kenya' clarification raises more questions

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's explanation for his claim that President Obama grew up in Kenya is raising more questions.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 2, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, issue context  
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Obama's 'Apology Tour'

GOP presidential candidates say that President Obama keeps apologizing for America and does not value American greatness. But the evidence is slim.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 22, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Other Foreign Policy, Tim Pawlenty  
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A guide to gimmicks in the fiscal 2012 budget

A guide to federal budget gimmicks--the rosy scenario, the magic asterisk and other favorites.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 21, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, issue context  
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Raymond Davis: Our man in Pakistan

President Obama called the U.S. embassy employee suspected of killing two people in Pakistan is a "diplomat" who enjoys diplomatic immunity. Is he right?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 18, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Other Foreign Policy, Verdict Pending  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The budget battle of 2011: Deja vu all over again, Glenn Kessler , February 14, 2011
Obama's unsubstantiated boosterism, Glenn Kessler , February 8, 2011
History lesson: Why letting go is so hard to do, Glenn Kessler , February 5, 2011
Obama in Cairo: Bold or timid? , Glenn Kessler , February 4, 2011
Decoding Obama's statement on Egypt and Mubarak, Glenn Kessler , February 2, 2011
Obama's diplomatic balancing act on Egypt, Glenn Kessler , February 1, 2011
Obama and Mubarak and democracy--an accounting, Glenn Kessler , January 29, 2011
Fact Checking Ryan and Bachmann, Glenn Kessler , January 26, 2011
2011 State of the Union Live Fact Check, Glenn Kessler , January 25, 2011
Myths and facts about 'Obamacare', Glenn Kessler , January 18, 2011
Is Obama bad for business?, Glenn Kessler , January 14, 2011
Greatest Hits of the 2008 campaign, Michael Dobbs , November 3, 2008
Obama's Spending Cuts, Web Politics Editor , October 31, 2008
John McCain's 'Trick or Treat'?, Michael Dobbs , October 30, 2008
John McCain and the Middle Class, Michael Dobbs , October 28, 2008
Obama's Redistribution 'Bombshell', Michael Dobbs , October 27, 2008
Is Obama Guilty of 'Infanticide'?, Michael Dobbs , October 24, 2008
McCain, Obama, Biden, and JFK, Michael Dobbs , October 23, 2008
Just a Four-Letter Word?, Michael Dobbs , October 22, 2008
Obama Scares Seniors, Michael Dobbs , October 21, 2008
Fighting for Joe the Plumber, Michael Dobbs , October 20, 2008
Obama Misleads on Colombia, Michael Dobbs , October 17, 2008
Final Presidential Debate Fact Check, Michael Dobbs , October 15, 2008
'Jobs, Baby, Jobs', Michael Dobbs , October 14, 2008
Did Obama "lie" about Ayers?, Michael Dobbs , October 10, 2008
Nashville Presidential Debate part II, Michael Dobbs , October 8, 2008
Second Presidential Debate: Nashville, Michael Dobbs , October 7, 2008
Vice Presidential Debate: St Louis, Michael Dobbs , October 2, 2008
Obama's 'Trillion Dollar' Spending Plan, Michael Dobbs , October 1, 2008
The Art of Meaningless Spin, Michael Dobbs , September 29, 2008
Read my lips...No new coal plants!, Michael Dobbs , September 24, 2008
NRA Misfires against Obama, Michael Dobbs , September 23, 2008
Obama misleads on Social Security, Michael Dobbs , September 22, 2008
Obama's Fannie Mae 'Connection', Michael Dobbs , September 19, 2008
McCain, Obama Mislead on Immigration, Michael Dobbs , September 19, 2008
Did Obama author the stimulus package?, Michael Dobbs , September 18, 2008
Taxing Promises, Washington Post editors , September 17, 2008
Obama Confuses his Verb Tenses, Michael Dobbs , September 15, 2008
Spreading dirt on Palin--and Obama, Michael Dobbs , September 12, 2008
McCain attacks on education, Michael Dobbs , September 10, 2008
Convention Edition, Michael Dobbs , September 7, 2008
Lieberman Misleads on Obama's Record, Paul Volpe , September 2, 2008
What the President Didn't Know, Michael Dobbs , June 23, 2008
Obama Reneges on Public Financing, Michael Dobbs , June 20, 2008
The great flag pin debate, Michael Dobbs , June 17, 2008
Was Obama ever a Muslim?, Michael Dobbs , June 13, 2008
Barack Obama vs Lou Dobbs, Michael Dobbs , June 4, 2008
Obama and Auschwitz, Part II, Michael Dobbs , May 28, 2008
Where in the world is Auschwitz?, Michael Dobbs , May 27, 2008
Barack in Wonderland, Michael Dobbs , May 22, 2008
McCain, Obama, and Kissing Dictators, Michael Dobbs , May 21, 2008
Did he really say that?, Michael Dobbs , May 13, 2008
Gas Tax Wars, Michael Dobbs , May 6, 2008
Guilt by Association, Michael Dobbs , May 1, 2008
A holiday from gas prices?, Michael Dobbs , April 29, 2008
Tracking the Fund-Raisers, Michael Dobbs , April 25, 2008
Dr. Obama and Dr. McCain, Michael Dobbs , April 22, 2008
Pennsylvania Democratic Debate, Michael Dobbs , April 16, 2008
Obama's Rezko Connection, Michael Dobbs , April 16, 2008
The Pot and the Kettle, Michael Dobbs , April 11, 2008
Still no light at the end of the tunnel, Michael Dobbs , April 9, 2008
McCain's '100-year war', Michael Dobbs , April 2, 2008
Professor Obama?, Michael Dobbs , April 1, 2008
Obama's 'Camelot connection', Michael Dobbs , March 31, 2008
What did he hear--and when did he hear it?, Michael Dobbs , March 19, 2008
Truth-telling on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , March 13, 2008
'NAFTA-gate', Part II, Michael Dobbs , March 4, 2008
Obama parses his words, Michael Dobbs , March 3, 2008
Readers Fact Check Dem Debate, Michael Dobbs , February 28, 2008
Democratic Debate Feb. 26, 2008, Michael Dobbs , February 26, 2008
Feuding over NAFTA, Michael Dobbs , February 26, 2008
Obama vs Clinton, Michael Dobbs , February 21, 2008
Bombs Away!, Michael Dobbs , February 21, 2008
The Obama 'pledge', Michael Dobbs , February 20, 2008
Obama's 'Weatherman' Connection, Michael Dobbs , February 19, 2008
Obama's 'backroom deal'?, Michael Dobbs , February 14, 2008
Measuring the "Obama effect", Michael Dobbs , February 13, 2008
Will Puerto Rico decide everything?, Michael Dobbs , February 11, 2008
Who has the most delegates?, Michael Dobbs , February 7, 2008
Obama's voting record on abortion, Michael Dobbs , February 6, 2008
Hillary vs Barack on Meeting Dictators, Michael Dobbs , February 4, 2008
Democratic Debate, Jan. 31, 2008, Michael Dobbs , January 31, 2008
Partial Quote Alert!, Michael Dobbs , January 29, 2008
Obama and Health Care, Michael Dobbs , January 24, 2008
Clinton vs Obama on CNN, Michael Dobbs , January 23, 2008
Bill the Attack Dog, Michael Dobbs , January 22, 2008
Barack Obama's 'neighborhood', Michael Dobbs , January 18, 2008
Clinton vs Obama on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , January 16, 2008
Democratic Debate Las Vegas, Michael Dobbs , January 15, 2008
Why We Got it Wrong, Michael Dobbs , January 9, 2008
Poetry versus Prose, Michael Dobbs , January 8, 2008
Obama and Iraq, Washington Post Editors , January 7, 2008
NH: One Day to Go, Michael Dobbs , January 6, 2008
Saint Anselm College Presidential Debates, Michael Dobbs , January 5, 2008
The 2007 Pinocchio Awards, Michael Dobbs , December 31, 2007
Obama vs Clinton on Foreign Policy, Michael Dobbs , December 27, 2007
The Fibs of 2007, Michael Dobbs , December 24, 2007
True But False, Michael Dobbs , December 19, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Barack Obama, Michael Dobbs , December 14, 2007
Clinton vs Obama: The 'Fact Check' War, Michael Dobbs , December 6, 2007
Obama Tells a Fib, Michael Dobbs , November 28, 2007
Grace and Candor Under Pressure, Michael Dobbs , November 26, 2007
Clinton vs. Obama on Health Care, Michael Dobbs , November 19, 2007
Obama Blurs Definition of 'Combat Troops', Michael Dobbs , November 14, 2007
Obama Nabbed by the Patriot Police, Michael Dobbs , November 2, 2007
Fact Checking the Fact Checker, Michael Dobbs , October 29, 2007
Obama, Edwards, and the Lobbying Industry, Michael Dobbs , October 22, 2007
Young Black Males Headed for Extinction?, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 3, 2007
 
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