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Facebook posts: "Today President Obama said there will NOT be a National Day of Prayer in May."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Another lie that won't die: The multitudes say Obama has canceled National Day of Prayer
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<p>Some falsehoods refuse to die, coming back long after they&#39;ve been disproven. The latest is making the rounds on Facebook, a resurrection of the claim that Barack Obama has canceled this year&#39;s &mdash; and perhaps all subsequent &mdash; National Days of Prayer. This post was typical: &quot;Today President Obama said there will NOT be a National Day of Prayer in May because he doesn&#39;t want to offend anyone. If this decision offends you as it does me, we need the President to know just how many Christians are offended. If you are offended, please copy and paste. Those who name ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/29/facebook-posts/another-lie-wont-die-multitudes-say-obama-has-canc/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: &quot;When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, no leader was there, nobody, to greet him -- perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and prestigious history of Air Force One.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Donald Trump says Raul Castro snubbed Barack Obama at airport, and that it's 'without precedent'
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<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said President Barack Obama had been disrespected during his recent trip to Cuba -- the first visit by a sitting president since 1928, as well as a landmark step in the evolving relationship between bitter Cold War enemies. &quot;Our rivals no longer respect us,&quot; Trump said&nbsp;during a major foreign policy speech on April 27, 2016. &quot;In fact, they&#39;re just as confused as our allies, but in an even bigger problem is they don&#39;t take us seriously anymore. The truth is they don&#39;t respect us. When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/28/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-raul-castro-snubbed-barack-obama/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: &quot;ISIS is making millions of dollars a week selling Libyan oil.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, Donald Trump, ISIS is not 'making millions of dollars a week' selling Libyan oil
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<p>Libya&rsquo;s violence and political instability has vexed the United States and other major powers since long-serving ruler Col. Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown by NATO-backed forces in 2011. Security experts say the turmoil has allowed ISIS to gain a foothold in the North African country, allowing the jihadists a haven from which to train and plan attacks abroad. And while ISIS is blamed for attacking Libya&rsquo;s oil fields in recent months, experts strongly disagree with a claim GOP frontrunner Donald Trump repeated on April 27 during his foreign policy speech in Washington. &quot;And now ISIS is making ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/27/donald-trump/no-donald-trump-isis-not-making-millions-dollars-w/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: &quot;I was totally against the war in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump did not warn the Iraq War would 'destabilize the Middle East' before it started
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<p>When Donald Trump laid out the fundamentals of his foreign policy at a Washington hotel conference room, he offered his go-to proof of sound judgment. &quot;I was totally against the war in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East,&quot; he said April 27, 2016. Not in any way we could find.&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s review the record of what Trump said when about the Iraq War. The war began in March 2003. We searched the Nexis database of transcripts and news reports from 2002 to 2008. From what we found, if Trump saw regional destabilization on the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/27/donald-trump/donald-trump-iraq-war-destabilize/">>> More</a>  more...
John Kirby: Says President Barack Obama never&nbsp;said, &quot;No boots on the ground&quot; in Syria.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Has Barack Obama had a 'no boots on the ground' message for Syria?
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<p>On April 25, 2016, President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending an additional 250 special-operations troops to Syria to counter the Islamic extremist group variously known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh. &quot;Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I&#39;ve decided to increase U.S. support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria, a small number of special operations forces are already on the ground in Syria and their expertise has been critical as local forces have driven ISIL out of key areas,&quot; Obama said. This development produced a testy exchange between journalists and ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/27/john-kirby/has-barack-obama-had-no-boots-ground-message-syria/">>> More</a>  more...
New Day for America: Says &quot;Hillary Clinton has promised to raise taxes by $1 trillion dollars.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Super PAC's $1 trillion tax claim against Hillary Clinton ignores timeframe, who would pay
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<p>The day before the April 26 primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, the John Kasich super PAC New Day for America was making calls to would-be voters featuring the recorded voice of Michael Reagan, a political consultant and son of former President Ronald Reagan. His claim about Hillary Clinton caught our ear. &quot;Polls show Kasich&#39;s the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton in the fall. Trump loses. Cruz loses. And Kasich wins in a landslide. Isn&#39;t that what this race for president is really about? Becoming president? And if we don&#39;t win in November, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/27/new-day-america/super-pacs-1-trillion-tax-claim-against-hillary-cl/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, &quot;which you understand means that you can&rsquo;t do any research about it.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Hillary Clinton's hazy claim that researchers can't study marijuana
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<p>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn&rsquo;t have a firm stance on marijuana legalization yet &mdash; she wants to see more research first. But there are some challenges to getting that research, she said. At an ABC town hall April 21, Clinton told audience member Evan Nison, a National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws board member, what she would do as president to address the marijuana legalization debate. &quot;I&#39;ve said I want to move marijuana off of Schedule I, which you understand means that you can&#39;t do any research about it,&quot; she said. &quot;You can&#39;t do anything, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/26/hillary-clinton/hillary-clintons-hazy-claim-researchers-cant-study/">>> More</a>  more...
Ted Cruz: Says Donald Trump thinks &quot;a grown man pretending to be a woman (should) be allowed to use the women&#39;s restroom.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Cruz attack ad on Trump distorts transgender bathroom access issue
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<p>Donald Trump wants to let male predators&nbsp;masquerading as women in the same bathrooms as your wife and daughter, according to an ominous black-and-white ad from presidential rival Ted Cruz. The ad refers to Trump&rsquo;s stance on North Carolina&rsquo;s controversial HB 2 (sometimes dubbed the bathroom bill), the subject of repeated criticism and jokes by Cruz. (Here&rsquo;s one: &quot;If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still can&rsquo;t go to the girls&rsquo; bathroom.&quot;) &quot;Should a grown man pretending to be a woman be allowed to use the women&#39;s restroom? The same restroom used by your daughter? Your wife? ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/25/ted-cruz/cruz-attack-ad-trump-distorts-transgender-bathroom/">>> More</a>  more...
Ted Cruz: &quot;I earned more votes in the state of Wisconsin than Donald Trump did in New York.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Ted Cruz says he won more votes in Wisconsin than Donald Trump did in New York
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<p>Ted Cruz got whomped by Donald Trump in the New York primary. But in remarks in Borden, Ind., Cruz tried to take some solace by looking at the numbers a different way. &quot;I earned more votes in the state of Wisconsin than Donald Trump did in New York,&quot; Cruz said. Is that right? We took a closer look. Here&rsquo;s the final results of the April 5, 2016, Wisconsin Republican primary, according to the Associated Press: Candidate Wisc. votes ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/25/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-he-won-more-votes-wisconsin-donald-t/">>> More</a>  more...
Bob Graham: &quot;We know that Saudi Arabia started al-Qaida.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham's claim that Saudi Arabia created al-Qaida lacks nuance
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<p>Controversy is swirling over 28 pages from the congressional report on the 9/11 terror attacks that have been kept hidden from the public. There is a suspicion that they implicate Saudi Arabia, a United States ally in the Middle East. The Saudis have, for years, vigorously denied any involvement in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., co-chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee that helped write the report and has pushed for release of all the documents looking at Saudi involvement in the attacks. Sunday on Meet the Press, moderator ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/apr/24/bob-graham/bob-graham-saudi-arabia-created-al-qaida/">>> More</a>  more...

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