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  Updated Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 -0400
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Facebook posts: "During Obama's first five years as president, black unemployment increased 42 percent. During Reagan's presidency, black unemployment dropped 20 percent."
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Was Ronald Reagan's record on black unemployment better than Barack Obama's?
<p>Recently, a reader forwarded us a social media meme that accused President Barack Obama of having a worse record on African-American employment than former President Ronald Reagan -- a charge which, if true, would be an embarrassment to the nation&rsquo;s first black president. The meme says: &quot;During Obama&#39;s first five years as president, black unemployment increased 42 percent. During Reagan&#39;s presidency, black unemployment dropped 20 percent.&quot; This text has been placed over a photograph of an African-American man wearing a T-shirt that reads, &quot;I need a job.&quot; Is the meme correct? We took a closer look. We&rsquo;ll start by noting ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/22/facebook-posts/was-ronald-reagans-record-black-unemployment-bette/">>> More</a>  more...
Trey Gowdy: Says&nbsp;the State Department has &quot;had half a year&quot; to respond to a Benghazi document request, yet &quot;I have not gotten a single, solitary scrap of paper.&quot;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Benghazi Committee Chair: State Dept. hasn't complied with 6-month-old document request
<p>The State Department is &quot;stonewalling&quot; the House Committee on Benghazi&rsquo;s investigation, says its committee chair, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. On Fox News May 15, Gowdy said the State Department is taking far too long in producing documents related to the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound. Gowdy pointed to a November 2014 request for emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top advisers that has yet to be fulfilled. &quot;It&#39;s a conscious decision not to cooperate with a legitimate congressional inquiry,&quot; he said, adding. &quot;I don&#39;t want the drama. I want the documents. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/21/trey-gowdy/benghazi-committee-chair-state-dept-hasnt-complied/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: Hedge fund managers &quot;pay less in taxes than nurses and truck drivers.&quot;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Hillary Clinton says hedge fund managers 'pay less in taxes than nurses and truck drivers'
<p>During a visit to Mason City, Iowa, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton resurrected an old Democratic theme -- that the rich pay less in taxes than working people do. &quot;Hedge fund managers themselves make more and pay less in taxes than nurses and truck drivers,&quot; she said during the May 18, 2015, visit. This is a topic we&rsquo;ve delved into several times previously, but the way Clinton worded this claim makes it particularly off-base. Usually, the claims we&rsquo;ve seen specifically refer to whether a nurse or truck driver pays a higher tax rate than a millionaire -- in other words, a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/20/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-hedge-fund-managers-pay-less-/">>> More</a>  more...
Charles Schumer: &quot;It is simply a fact that insufficient funding for Amtrak has delayed the installation&quot; of a positive train control safety system. &quot;To deny a connection between the (derailment in Philadelphia) and underfunding Amtrak is to deny reality.&quot;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | After derailment, Chuck Schumer says shortage of funds has delayed technological fix for Amtrak
<p>After an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, a safety official said a technological fix could have prevented the deadly accident. Talking to reporters the day after the crash, which killed eight and injured many more, Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said positive train control, or PTC, would have prevented the loss of life on Northeast Regional train 188, which entered a curve at more than 100 miles per hour, or twice the posted speed. &quot;We feel that had such a system been installed in this section of track, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/18/charles-schumer/after-derailment-chuck-schumer-says-shortage-funds/">>> More</a>  more...
Jeb Bush: &quot;We had an agreement that the president could have signed that would have kept 10,000 troops&quot; in Iraq.
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama refused to sign plan in place to leave 10,000 troops in Iraq, Bush says
<p>During a tough campaign week focused on the Iraq War, former Gov. Jeb Bush shifted blame for problems there to President Barack Obama, saying that Obama&rsquo;s actions helped hand the country over to Islamic State. A University of Nevada student&nbsp;attending a town hall-style meeting in Reno&nbsp;asked Bush why he was placing the burden on Obama, at one point telling Bush, &quot;Your brother created ISIS.&quot; Bush countered that the Obama administration hadn&rsquo;t followed through on proper planning. &quot;We had an agreement that the president could have signed that would have kept 10,000 troops, less than we have in ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/18/jeb-bush/obama-refused-sign-plan-place-leave-10000-troops-i/">>> More</a>  more...
Paul Ryan: &quot;Every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has had&quot; fast-track trade authority.
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fast-track trade authority: Has every president since FDR had it?
<p>President Barack Obama has an unusual ally in pursuit of his foreign trade agenda -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan believes that Congress should grant Obama trade promotion authority, something many pro-union Democrats oppose. Trade promotion authority would allow trade agreements (such as the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership) to move through Congress under special rules intended to speed up the process, thus it is known colloquially as &quot;fast-track.&quot; Congress would not be able to amend or filibuster a trade agreement, and the deal would only need 51 votes in the Senate to pass, as opposed to the 60 votes otherwise necessary. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/17/paul-ryan/fast-track-trade-authority-has-every-president-fdr/">>> More</a>  more...
Thomas Perez: Due to &quot;over-incarceration &hellip; in 1950, two out of three young black men were in the workforce. Today, it&#39;s one out of three black men are in the workforce.&quot;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Labor Secretary Thomas Perez weighs incarceration's role in inner-city Baltimore's bleak job picture
<p>When Baltimore erupted into riots after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who had been taken into police custody, many politicians addressed deep-seated economic problems affecting some of the city&rsquo;s poorest neighborhoods. On MSNBC&rsquo;s Morning Joe on May 7, 2015, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez what could be done to increase economic opportunity and stability in low-income urban areas in Baltimore and the rest of the country. &quot;First of all, the over-incarceration that you&#39;ve talked about on this show so compellingly, you see it in Baltimore city,&quot; Perez said. &quot;In 1950, two out of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/15/thomas-perez/labor-secretary-tom-perez-discusses-incarcerations/">>> More</a>  more...
Elizabeth Warren: Proposed fast-track legislation allows presidents to &quot;easily use a future trade deal to override our domestic financial rules.&quot;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-checking the Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama trade fight
<p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s international trade agenda is moving forward in Congress, after facing temporary defeat by fellow Democrats in the Senate. Obama is butting heads with many Democrats over this issue, but his squabble with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has been the most public. Most recently, Warren said if Obama gets his way on trade, it could unravel Dodd-Frank -- Obama&rsquo;s hallmark financial regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis. &quot;In the next few weeks, Congress will decide whether to give the president fast-track authority,&quot; Warren said in May 5 remarks at the liberal Institute for New Economic ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/14/elizabeth-warren/fact-checking-elizabeth-warren-and-barack-obama-tr/">>> More</a>  more...
Michael McCaul: More money is dedicated within the Department of Homeland Security to climate change than what&#39;s spent combating &quot;Islamist terrorists radicalizing over the Internet in the United States of America.&quot; &nbsp;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Does Homeland Security put more money into climate change than stopping online terrorism recruiting?
<p>Federal officials have been warning for several years that violent Islamic extremists are using the Internet to inspire people already in America to commit acts of terror. The shootings in Garland, Texas, seemed a textbook example. According to CNN, two men in Arizona responded to social media from overseas and set out to gun down people at an anti-Islamic gathering. Although the FBI had been tracking one of the men and had alerted Texas law enforcement, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, faults the White House for not doing enough to stop this ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/14/michael-mccaul/does-homeland-security-put-climate-change-above-on/">>> More</a>  more...
Occupy Democrats: &quot;Ben Carson is running for president to &lsquo;eliminate dependency on government.&rsquo; But he doesn&rsquo;t mention that he grew up in public schools, got public housing and food stamps, got free glasses from a government program, was helped by Affirmative Action, and got Pell Grants for college.&quot; &nbsp;
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Does Ben Carson want to 'eliminate dependency on government' despite benefiting from welfare?
<p> With Ben Carson officially in the ring of Republican presidential contenders, Democratic social media activists are using his famous scraps-to-scalpel narrative against him.&nbsp; Carson, 63, was raised in a single-parent, impoverished household in Detroit and went on to become a Yale University-educated neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Carson, in 1987, was the first doctor to separate twins conjoined at the head. The Facebook group Occupy Democrats accuses Carson of wanting to take away some of the very same government benefits that helped support Carson&rsquo;s family. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/may/11/occupy-democrats/does-ben-carson-want-eliminate-dependency-governme/">>> More</a>  more...

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