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Facebook posts: A sign in Dearborn, Mich., for the Advancement of Islamic Agenda for America says, "Allah be praised. America we will kill you all and nothing you can do to stop it."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Viral meme says Islamic group posted threat to kill Americans on sign in Dearborn, Mich.
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<p>A reader recently sent us a meme circulating on social media that purports to be a threat by radical Muslims to mass-murder Americans. The meme was pasted into an email with the subject line, &quot;A sign in Dearborn, Michigan.&quot; &nbsp;(Dearborn has an unusually large Muslim population.) Headlined, &quot;This is what liberalism will buy you,&quot; the meme features a photograph of a sign with removable letters, purportedly advertising a group called the Advancement of Islamic Agenda for America. The sign reads, &quot;Allah be praised. America we will kill you all and nothing you can do to stop it. Allah be praised.&quot; ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/24/facebook-posts/viral-meme-says-islamic-group-posted-threat-kill-a/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;The actions I&rsquo;m taking&quot; are &quot;the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half-century.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Are Barack Obama's immigration moves 'the kinds of actions' taken by presidents for 50 years?
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<p>On Nov. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a landmark executive action on immigration. The policy change would primarily affect more than 4 million immigrants who have lived illegally in the United States for more than five years but who have children who are citizens or have green cards. If the applicant can pass a background check and pay a fee, they could qualify for a work permit and avoid deportation for three years at a time. The program will&nbsp;open for applications in the spring. In addition, Obama announced that he would expand by about 300,000 ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/21/barack-obama/are-barack-obamas-immigration-moves-kinds-actions-/">>> More</a>  more...
Ted Cruz: In the 2014 elections, &quot;the American people overwhelmingly said we don&#39;t want Obamacare &hellip; and we don&#39;t want amnesty.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ted Cruz says in 2014 elections, voters made clear their opposition to Obamacare, 'amnesty'
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<p>The night before President Barack Obama was scheduled to announce that he was removing the threat of deportation from up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, launched a preemptive strike during an appearance on Fox News. Cruz told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that &quot;it&#39;s incumbent on Republicans in Congress to use every single constitutional tool we have to defend the rule of law to rein in&quot; Obama&nbsp;so that the president &quot;does not become an unaccountable monarch imposing his own policies in defiance of the American people.&quot; Cruz went on to say that the election results demonstrated ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/21/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-2014-elections-voters-made-clear-the/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;My position hasn&rsquo;t changed&quot; on using executive authority to address immigration issues.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Barack Obama: Position on immigration action through executive orders 'hasn't changed'
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<p>President Barack Obama is on the verge of announcing significant executive actions that could affect at least a portion of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. As is often the case these days, rumors and pieces of the plan have floated through the media for a couple weeks now, and Obama appears ready to announce the full details Thursday night in an address to the nation. The decision to act unilaterally without going through Congress is not only controversial, but could it also be a change in direction for the Obama administration? Obama doesn&rsquo;t see ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/20/barack-obama/barack-obama-position-immigration-action-through-e/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: Keystone XL allows &quot;Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama says Keystone XL is for exporting oil outside the U.S., experts disagree
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<p>President Barack Obama and many other Democrats think there&rsquo;s little to be gained by building the Keystone XL pipeline. On Nov. 18, Senate Democrats voted down a proposal to build the oil pipeline -- which would stretch from Canada to Steele City, Neb., where it would connect with an existing pipeline that goes to Texas&#39; coast.. But the issue isn&rsquo;t going anywhere. When the new Republican-led Senate takes over in January, it will likely be at the top of their priorities list. Obama and other Keystone critics have argued that the pipeline would have a negative environmental impact, while having ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/20/barack-obama/obama-says-keystone-xl-exporting-oil-experts-disag/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: Says Jonathan Gruber was &quot;some adviser who never worked on our staff.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Barack Obama says MIT professor Jonathan Gruber was just 'some adviser'
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<p>Even overseas, President Barack Obama couldn&rsquo;t escape questions about a domestic controversy surrounding the health care law. Footage emerged last week of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist, claiming more than a year ago that the &quot;stupidity of the American voter&quot; and a &quot;lack of transparency&quot; were key to passing the Affordable Care Act. Why is that of interest? Because Gruber played a role in helping to write and pass the health care law. Obama, however, downplayed Gruber&rsquo;s involvement while speaking at the G20 summit in Australia. A reporter asked Obama about Gruber&rsquo;s remarks. Obama replied, &quot;I just heard ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/19/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-mit-professor-jonathan-gruber-wa/">>> More</a>  more...
Mitch McConnell: The climate-change agreement between the United States and China &quot;requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mitch McConnell says U.S.-China climate deal means China won't have to do anything for 16 years
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<p>During a recent visit to China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a potentially landmark climate change agreement between the two countries, which are among the world&rsquo;s biggest economies and biggest emitters of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases, and notably carbon dioxide, are produced when burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil for energy. When these gases build up in the atmosphere,&nbsp;most scientists say, they trap heat and raise surface temperatures, leading to changes in climate such as climbing sea levels. For years, one of the key arguments made by opponents of U.S. efforts to cut carbon ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/19/mitch-mcconnell/mitch-mcconnell-says-us-china-climate-deal-means-c/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;Over the last few years, we&rsquo;ve put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama: U.S. has put more people 'back to work' than all other advanced economies combined
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<p>By key measures, America&rsquo;s labor market has crept back to pre-recession levels, leading President Barack Obama to repeat a talking point in recent days -- that the American economy has outperformed that of other advanced countries. On Nov. 16, 2014, Obama spoke with reporters in Brisbane, Australia, following the ninth G20 summit -- a gathering of leaders from 20 of the world&rsquo;s major economies. The G20 summit followed a high-profile tour to meet leaders of major Asian countries. Obama said the gatherings &quot;came against the backdrop of America&rsquo;s renewed economic strength.&quot; &quot;The United States is in the longest ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/18/barack-obama/obama-us-has-put-more-people-back-work-all-other-a/">>> More</a>  more...
AmericanNews.com: &quot;Congress Approves Bill Offering Free Cars To Welfare Recipients.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Social media post says Barack Obama-backed bill will offer free cars to welfare recipients
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<p>Does the &quot;welfare queen&quot; now have a new car and gas card to go along with her trusty Obama phone? A recent claim circulating on the Internet says she does. A reader recently sent us a November American News article that says welfare recipients will be eligible for a free vehicle and receive a monthly $100 gas card beginning Jan. 15 under new legislation proposed by President Barack Obama. The article said: &quot;Recently, the White House announced a plan to offer free vehicles to welfare recipients. According to reports, the bill passed in a narrow vote. The program ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/17/americannewscom/social-media-post-says-barack-obama-backed-bill-wi/">>> More</a>  more...
Xi Jinping : &quot;China has made enormous progress in its human rights. That is a fact recognized by all the people in the world.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Does the world agree that China has made 'enormous progress' on human rights?
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<p>During a trip to Beijing this week, President Barack Obama announced major agreements with China, one to reduce carbon emissions and another to increase travel between the two countries. But the visit was not without controversy. During a press conference on Wednesday with Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for the New York Times, questioned China&rsquo;s record on human rights and noted that some American media outlets, including his own organization, have experienced difficulty getting residency permits in China. &quot;I&rsquo;m wondering in the spirit of these reciprocal visa arrangements that ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/nov/17/xi-jinping/chinese-president-world-agrees-china-had-made-enor/">>> More</a>  more...

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