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Barack Obama: "In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama says America 'is stopping' Islamic State's progress in Iraq and Syria
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<p>President Barack Obama briefly updated Americans on the state of the Islamic State during his&nbsp;State of the Union address. &quot;In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State&rsquo;s) advance,&quot; Obama said. &quot;Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group.&quot; The comment came during a string of examples of his administration engaging the Middle East &mdash; militarily and diplomatically &mdash; without the need for large-scale troops. But is his claim that U.S. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/27/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-america-stopping-islamic-states-/">>> More</a>  more...
John Kasich: &quot;You cannot build a little guy up by tearing a big guy down -- Abraham Lincoln said it.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Ohio Gov. John Kasich puts words in Abraham Lincoln's mouth about tax policy
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<p>In his argument against President Barack Obama&rsquo;s proposed increase in capital gains tax, Ohio Gov. John Kasich invoked the words of a vaunted former president -- or at least he tried. Obama wants to create a nationwide free community college program. How he proposes to pay for it -- partially by increasing taxes on the wealthy via a higher tax rate on income earned from selling assets -- &nbsp;would be &quot;a prescription for economic slowdown,&quot; Kasich, a Republican, said on Fox News Sunday Jan. 25. To support his position, he relayed a quote that he said comes from former President ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/25/john-kasich/did-abraham-lincoln-say-you-cannot-build-little-gu/">>> More</a>  more...
Andy Puzder : &quot;Obamacare has caused millions of full-time jobs to become part-time.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | CEO of Carl's Jr. says 'Obamacare has caused millions of full-time jobs to become part-time'
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<p>Critics of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama&rsquo;s health care law, have assembled a long list of complaints about the law. One provision that&rsquo;s getting increasing scrutiny these days is the penalty on employers who don&rsquo;t provide their workers with health insurance. For workers who are on the job at least 30 hours per week, companies must offer health coverage or be hit with a financial penalty. The Obama administration twice delayed enforcement of this requirement, but it finally took effect this month for companies with at least 100 workers, and it is set to start next year for ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/23/andy-puzder/ceo-carls-jr-says-obamacare-has-caused-millions-fu/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;The auto companies have now repaid taxpayers every dime and more of what my administration invested in.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama says automakers have paid back all the loans it got from his admin 'and more'
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<p>In the run up to his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama was once again trumpeting his administration&rsquo;s intervention in Detroit. &quot;Last month, the rescue of the auto industry officially came to an end,&quot; Obama said Jan. 7 in Detroit. &quot;The auto companies have now repaid taxpayers every dime and more of what my administration invested in.&quot; In December, the Treasury Department announced it sold the remainder of its 54.9 million shares in Ally Financial &mdash; formerly, General Motor&rsquo;s financing service, GMAC &mdash; for $1.3 billion. With the deal, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the United States ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/22/barack-obama/obama-says-automakers-have-paid-back-all-loans-it-/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;America is No. 1 in wind power.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | 'America is No. 1 in wind power,' Obama says
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<p>President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America&rsquo;s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production. &quot;We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet,&quot; he said. &quot;And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1&nbsp;in wind power. Every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in all of 2008.&quot; We&rsquo;ve covered oil and gas and solar power before, but the wind energy claim was new to us. Is ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/america-no-1-wind-power-obama-says/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: The economy is &quot;creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Barack Obama says U.S. economy is creating jobs at fastest pace since 1999
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<p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s State of the Union address was notable for its celebratory language about the state of the economy, following a recovery that was widely considered long and slow. Here&rsquo;s one of the claims Obama made: &quot;Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999.&quot; We initially read this to mean that both the economy and the number of jobs had been growing at the fastest pace since 1999. That would have been a problematic claim, since the final figures for growth in gross domestic product in 2014 ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-us-economy-creating-jobs-fastest/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Barack Obama says unemployment rate now lower than before the financial crisis of 2008
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<p>A significant theme of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s 2015 State of the Union address was that the United States economy has come back from the brink. One of the metrics he used to make this claim was unemployment rate. During his address, Obama said that &quot;our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis.&quot; We decided to check whether that&rsquo;s correct. The most recent&nbsp;reported monthly unemployment rate was 5.6 percent for December 2014. The last time it was that low was in June 2008, when it was also 5.6 percent. The financial crisis occurred after June 2008 ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-unemployment-rate-now-lower-fina/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;America is No. 1&nbsp;one in oil and gas.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Obama: America is No. 1 producer of oil, gas
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<p>The United States is on top of the world in terms of energy production, President Barack Obama said during his sixth State of the Union. &quot;We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet,&quot; he said during his Jan. 20 address.&nbsp;&quot;And today, America is number one in oil and gas. America is number one in wind power. Every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in all of 2008.&quot; We decided to check out the data and see if in fact the United States is the world&rsquo;s top oil and ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/obama-america-no-1-producer-oil-gas/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama: Since 2010, U.S. has created more jobs than 'all advanced economies combined'
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<p>Positive economic indicators were a major piece of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s 2015 State of the Union address, including a claim he repeated throughout 2014: that the American economy has outperformed the economies of other advanced countries. In talking about his goals for the upcoming year, Obama said, &quot;As we better train our workers, we need the new economy to keep churning out high-wage jobs for our workers to fill. Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan and all advanced economies combined.&quot; We previously rated a similar statement by Obama, giving him a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/obama-obama-2010-us-has-created-more-jobs-all-adva/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: The United States is &quot;the only advanced country on Earth&quot; that doesn&rsquo;t guarantee &quot;paid maternity leave to our workers.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Barack Obama says United States only developed country without paid maternity leave
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<p>President Barack Obama sent signs in the days leading up to the 2015 State of the Union address that he would once again call for Congress to require paid maternity leave for all workers. For those hoping he would, he didn&rsquo;t disappoint. The push came as part of a package of ideas to help the middle class get ahead. &quot; Middle-class economics means helping working families feel more secure in a world of constant change,&quot; he said. &quot;That means helping folks afford child care, college, health care, a home, retirement &mdash; and my budget will address each of these issues, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/21/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-united-states-only-developed-cou/">>> More</a>  more...

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