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Obama tells of his journey to embrace Christianity and that faith guides him daily. Religion strengthens America and religious freedom strengthens nations. Read More...
Boldfaced lies are created and posted on the web as "Internet satire" so they can be circulated in emails, in order to create fear and outrage. These web sites include a small disclaimer saying that all is fabricated. This one created by a Tea Party Nation blogger.
Rubio’s source said actually assures policy holders of “continuous
health care coverage”
The President's Devotional, held in Secret' In Newtown after Sandy Hook, by the White House Spiritual Adviser.
According to Pew Research, 18% of Americans and 30% of Republicans still believe that Obama is Muslim. The truth is he has never been Muslim, and is a practicing Christian. View Obama's address on the National Day Of Prayer.
about Obama's private faith
Thousands of people have received notices that their insurance policies are being terminated because they do not meet the minimum standards. These are typically junk policies that are not really insurance at all.
The primary study Beck relied on contradicts his numbers. Even the author of the study Beck cites and many other health policy experts disagree with his assertion.
Matt Lauer attempts to get answers from Sarah Palin about health care on Monday's "Today".
Watch this entertaining video.
The Federal report he quotes actually says that the health care law could cause the federal
deficit to increase if cost-savings measures are phased out over time.
But if the law is fully implemented, it could actually lower the deficit
This is complete fabrication published as satire in the National Report, a web site that publishes outrageous fictional stories.
Failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Tea Party Conservative has no basis for this statement. BLS figures show that since the signing in March 2010, there are 5
million more full-time workers and 500,000 more part-time employees.
Certain groups may be eligible for the RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION. For example Amish,
Mennonites, and Hutterites have a history of
declining Social Security and providing for
their own dependent members. It is unlikely that Muslims are eligible.
Conservative Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has led the effort to defund or delay Obamacare..Out of 25 statements reviewed by PolitiFact, only 8 were true, mostly true, or half true. Lying is not a Christian value.
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
Healthcare.gov is compliant with HIPAA regulations on privacy.
The US relocating its embassy closer to the Vatican to improve security, decrease expense, and to be more architecturally distinctive. The
move has been in the works since George
W. Bush was president. And there is no
evidence to support the idea that the relocation was related to battles
Republicans do suggest
refundable tax credits which can help some Americans, but the plan is full of uncertainty and results might be limited.
independent studies show how much Republican ideas for tax deductions and
tax credits would accomplish.
Congress will use new marketplaces alongside the
uninsured and small businesses. All Congress got was a clarification about the law’s effect on
contributions toward their health insurance — which they will purchase
on Obamacare’s marketplaces.
True, but Bush often worked from a family home in Texas whereas Obama has no equivalent family retreat,
While economists vary on how to best measure that decline, the president
used an acceptable approach and his numbers are accurate.
In fact, this email is wrong on just about everything: The word
"dhimmitude" is not in the law. Muslims are not specifically exempted.
And if anyone is exempted, it’s a small number of Christian groups. This was created to create religious turmoil.
Raising the debt ceiling has been an issue repeatedly tackled by Republicans and Democrats alike.
PolitiFact found no sign of such a statement -- or anything close..Cruz says Democrats are "fighting a war on religious liberty," but there is no basis for this wild, outrageous claim. Christians should uphold the truth.
This lie was created as political humor by the Daily Currant
, is complete with an image of imaginary flag, and is circulated to make people believe it is real.
There is concern about a "marriage penalty," which exists for other
federal programs with sliding income eligibility scales, but experts said the effect may be marginal, as no one has done
the research to nail down reasonable expectations.
Estimates show some 1.4 million to 1.7 million would be eligible immediately. Currently there are 6,080,000 uninsured in Texas/ 24% of the population.
Some 70,000 had received coverage through the fast-track program. Even considering those who lost coverage because of unsatisfactory policies, there was a net gain of 56,000 people covered. The Republican National Committee launched
robocalls against the senator -- along with 10 other Democrats up for
re-election -- accusing them of lying about the new law.
The program they pointed to provides grants for voluntary
at-risk families by trained staff like nurses and social workers. Studies show that such visits to families of newborns reduced child abuse and
neglect, even years later. They also reduced government spending for
low-income unmarried women.
Cruz cherry-picks and misinterprets the non-partisan Congressional Budget Offiice's 10-year budget outlook forecast. It states that instead of losing coverage, many are expected to shift into the health
As of Jan. 20, 2014, he had issued only 168. FDR signed off on more than 3,500 executive orders,
and, in fact, Obama is on pace to issue fewer executive orders than any
two-term president since 1900. This same email promotes other wild, outrageous lies.
Rules to determine if someone is mentally incompetent and a risk for gun violence are enforced differently in various jurisdictions. This is not law, it isn’t enacted and it isn’t unconstitutional
according to Supreme Court jurisprudence.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report was widely misquoted and misconstrued. The reduction will come from voluntary actions by workers, rather than
layoffs by employers. The law would not push up unemployment. In fact,
some people at the low end of the wage ladder would find it easier to
find work as a result of the predicted shifts in the workforce.
Observances of the National Day of Prayer took place throughout the U.S. and in the White House each year. In 2010 the Freedom from Religion Foundation
filed a suit against
the Obama Administration saying that the National Day of
Prayer was unconstitutional. The Judge ruled in favor of the prayer observance. See Obama's address to this years observance.
The numbers are right, but the intent is false. There is reduction in spending to Medicare outlays, but it’s fueled by
finding savings in the program, a move that Republicans actually
supported in the Ryan budget. Medicare spending still increases in the
Ted Nugent, who is campaigning with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Defames the character of Obama's using the same terms used to defame the Jews and justify their extermination-not a good role-model.
False on many fronts. In 2010 Obama signed an executive order
declaring that federal funds would not be used for abortion services,
except in the case of rape, incest or a woman’s life safety, in
accordance with long-standing restrictions commonly known as the Hyde
Total misrepresentation of facts. of 1000 voters polled in February, YouGov found 90 percent of Romney voters would vote for Romney again,
while 79 percent of Obama voters said they would stick with Obama.
The 10 percent who said they would not vote for him again got a follow-up question: Do you regret voting for Obama?
Truth is most people are getting more benefits under the
law. At worst, they’re paying more to get more, though in many cases
they’re actually paying less. Premiums have steadily increased (more than doubled from 2000 until Obama took office.) Four of the smallest rate increases of the last 14 years were under Obama. Increase in healthcare costs have also slowed during the last four years.
Bad Math! Every indicator right now suggests there will be a net gain in coverage. First, most of the people who lost their insurance have seen those
policies extended to them through an administrative fix, or
received new coverage through their previous insurer, or bought a
Second, millions of people gained coverage through Medicaid, or by remaining on parents insurance until age 26.
PolitiFact found that at least seven presidents -- including some of the
nation’s most admired occupants of the White House (Bush, Nixon, Reagan, Truman, A. Johnson, Lincoln) acted, at least on
occasion, in ways that ignored specific laws or constitutional
protections. (read details)
The data show wealthy Americans are not universally Republican, though they tend to lean and vote that way. Cruz never really explains why he believes this is the “biggest
lie.” Instead, he attacks President Obama for presiding over an increase
in income inequality and says that the president’s policies, such as
the health-care law, have negatively affected “young people, Hispanics,
African Americans, single moms.
Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability
was still much higher than during the last year of the George W. Bush
administration, including in major countries such as France, Germany and
Japan, according to the latest polls from the Pew Research Center.
Americans for Prosperity (Kosh brothers) makes sweeping claims about the health-care law that lack context or offer a misleading picture. They claim not to be about politics yet run in states with competitive Senate races. They misconstrue facts.
The clearly stated goal for 2014, that the White House
hit just in time, was 7 million signups. By 2019, that number is
expected to jump to 27 million. Rubio does have a point that many Americans will remain uninsured under
the reform, but his claim twists the administration’s timeline for
enrolling uninsured Americans.
Generation Opportunity, a Koch brothers-backed group, didn’t bribe students, but they did offer alcohol
to young people at Opt-Out events near college campuses, to encourage young people to consider buying health insurance other than the Affordable Care Act.
The research concludes that Medicaid expansion will save $601 million over the next eight years if approved by the legislature. The analysis he cites says the state will save another $420 million from other
provisions in Obamacare, regardless of whether it broadens Medicare,
Americans remain divided on the health care law, and most polls show that more people oppose it than support it.
But we found no evidence that people who once supported the law are
"steadily" changing their minds -- not even in the poll Cheney
Blue Shield did not pull out of California, and the company did not
leave people without insurance. In fact, customers were allowed to keep
their existing insurance plans through March. If the basic facts of
Coulter’s story are accurate, the woman in question elected to drop
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report is misquoted. The CBO said the health care law will give more people an
incentive to reduce their hours; some will limit their hours and some
will stop working altogether by their own choice. The law would not push
up unemployment, but may affect the number of hours worked..
Thiessen himself says he didn’t mean that Obama copied Bush; rather, that Obama took the theme of opportunity from Bush.
Even if Obama did emphasize a theme Republicans identify with, that
in no way matches the popular, or legal, understanding of plagiarism. 'Opportunity" is neither Republican or Democrat.
The practice of altering political images has risen to new heights in recent years. Some people, often in the name of Conservative values, work very hard to create outrageous lies. These photos are great examples. When they are circulated, many people believe them.
It’s ridiculous to suggest that donors who contributed less than 1
percent of his warchest weighed more heavily on his vote than his
ideology, his past campaign promises and his partisan affiliation.
An application must be submitted to be considered enrolled. Some insurance companies accept payment online, and others mail statements. Most states require a month grace period. Trump has oversimplifed a highly regulated private industry.
These fabrications originated in 2009 as part of a widely distributed 'letter from Judge David Kithil', which contained many totally false criticisms of "Obamacare" health care reform legislation.
The Obama administration has been more willing to engage with the
court than the Bush administration, but Obama has made no sign that he wants to become a full-blown
member of the court. Even if he did, doing so would require 67 votes in
PolitiFact analysis suggests about 200 items should be knocked off of the list that is attached to this claim,
because they are duplicate items that show up in multiple budgets. Many other items were proposals that cannot be considered tax increases. Seventy percent of claims by this group are rated partly false or pants-on-fire.
Americans for Prosperity, the limited-government group sponsored by the Koch brothers has spent
$35 million attacking Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, but their new expensive ads are false.
In at least two instances Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp simply invented his claim that
“numbers” exist showing that “there are more people uninsured today in
Kansas” since the health-care law was implemented.
AFP cherry picked data from a Morgan Stanley report that was based on just one insurance broker in the state. If some individuals have the wrong combination of
income and health factors, they might see large premium increases, but that’s not typical in the
PolitiFact checked eleven popular quotes regarding the oft-investigated Benghazi tragedy. Two were rated Pants-on-fire; three were False; five were mostly false, one was half-true; and none were true or partly true. Millions of dollars are spent to support unfounded claims for political gain.
Rogers did not provide any proof, but it appears he got his information
from an online list of 252 perceived transgressions by Obama that
include accusations of lying, broken promises, ethical lapses and
objectionable policies. PolitiFact determined that the article offered 13 instances
of what the author saw and another 13 instances of Obama breaking
First, Paul cherry picked data from outdated estimates/ not facts. His figures are not mathematically possible. Using the narrowest definition
of "sign-ups," there would have to be 3.3 million cancellations in the
state for his figures to be true. In fact, it’s reasonable to argue that more people in Kentucky have coverage through Obamacare than have been canceled.
As many as 400,000 Virginians could become eligible for Medicaid
under Obamacare, and the U.S. would pay their entire health care costs
But the $5 million-a-day figure comes from an old state estimate. Updated data shows loss of $3.5 million a day for the 2014 budget year, and about $4.5 million a day
during the following budget year.
Obama has taken executive action and called for passage of a
student-loan refinancing bill now pending in the Senate,but there is no reason to think anyone is considering forgiving all student debts. This is just a lie to defame Obama and scare people.
The person who Photoshopped this photo is the disgrace. This is really an NCAA basketball game and the photo has been misleadingly cropped. Notice that no one in the photo except President Obama has hand over heart.
Presidents Reagan, G.W. Bush, and Clinton have all missed some Memorial Days at Arlington. Obama has participated every year except 2010 when he honored the veterans with a speech at Andrews Air Force Base.
False statements on both sides played a part in the shocking loss by popular GOP House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. Of particular concern was efforts to demonize any bipartisan effort toward immigration reform.
Most of the 13 cases cited
originated under and were first litigated by the Bush administration, and many had nothing to do with
The information comes from a 2013 report
by Child Care Aware of America, but the cost was for infants. Child care for a 4 year old costs more than in-state college tuition and fees in 19 states.
Few Americans have paid maternity leave. The rest of the developed world has at least
some paid benefits, but many developed countries still have inferior benefits.
In an address to European youth, Obama praised efforts at international order and denounced those who did not believe in the ability of ordinary people to govern their own affairs. The video was been tampered with in order to make it look like he said the opposite.
A dog trainer, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, has worked with Bo briefly, but not paid by the administration.
Reggie Love was an Obama aide who earned $102,000, but dog handling was a small fraction
of his total duties.
American Presidents all swear to protect the Constitution
, which sometimes leads to clashes
with states and the president is then obligated to challenge them
through lawsuits. PolitiFact found dozens of examples of the
federal government suing states going back a century.
Only undocumented minors who arrived prior to June 2012, were eligible for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DECA. Central American news media routinely portray Obama as tough on
immigration. These children are escaping extreme violence, crime, and poverty.
This is a repeat of an old lie by the "National Report," a political
satire web publication who admittedly is in the business of creating lies. They use fake or real names to create
semi-real or mostly fictitious stories. They Photoshop pictures, alter videos, and create realistic looking legislation, then followers spread the lies around the web as if it were real news.
The claim appeared on numerous conservative websites in April and May, but is totally false. Even if he wanted to, the Constitution wouldn’t allow it.
This lie was debunked previously. Most of the litigation actually came in response to actions under the
Bush administration. The court wasn't even ruling on challenges to Obama’s executive
orders. (Such lies are a disgrace. Repeating them is worse.)
Apprehension records, even allowing for changes in tactics, show an
average of over a million border crossing attempts during
the Reagan years. For Obama, the average is about 417,000.
According to the annual Economic Report, of 12 nations, only the US and Germany have surpassed their
pre-recession level. Another measure, says US is expected to have the highest growth in the coming year -- a projected 2.75 percent.
The influx of children comes mainly from the most troubled nations in
Central America. The claim that Obama’s policy created the influx does
not match the timeline and ignores other important factors.
Other than an excise tax on high-cost plans, the Congressional Budget Office Report that he refers to showed how more high-income earners
will have to pay
taxes over time
, but most of the middle class wouldn’t be affected,
even 25 years from now
a) Obama is not a Muslim. b) Islam has no prohibition against Jewelry during Ramadan. c) Photos used to prove this wild claim show him wearing his watch during a few days when his ring was being repaired, not during the entire month of Ramadan. d) This bogus email has re-circulated since 2010. e) True Christians would not fabricate such lies.
This is correct, however there have been at
least 14 suits over the past four decades filed by individual lawmakers
or groups of lawmakers.
The Affordable Care Act says if states can regulate premiums, they
should. States only have to bring laws up to minimum Obamacare
requirements and only intervenes in states that don’t have effective rate review programs -- something Florida can do on its own, but won’t.
Nonprofits as Catholic schools and hospitals can opt out of covering birth
control by notifying the Department of Health and Human Services of
their objections. A
third-party insurer will pay for and administer the coverage so that women still receive the contraceptive
coverage guaranteed to them by the Affordable Care Act.
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has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
Pennsylvania will become the 28th state to expand Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 500,000 low-income individuals will be offered subsidies to purchase private insurance. The state will fund and administer a voluntary program that will offer job training and placement services.
The president called for reaffirming a dedication to freedom and
tolerance, saying, "May our faith reveal that even the darkest night
gives way to a brighter dawn." Read his full message.
The current head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was held by U.S. forces for 10 months in 2004
at a detention facility in Iraq called
Camp Bucca. This was long before Obama
became president. The false rumor was tracked back to an interview on the Daily Beast
. ABC News later questioned the facts.
While data is not precise in both cases, there have been barely over 1,000
civilian deaths due to precise drone strikes, compared to at least 4,000 civilian deaths due to
American bombs in Cambodia where Nixon ordered half a million tons of bombs over four years.
Presidential trips to Chili and China cost about 3 million a day considering secret service, Air Force One, up to 300 staffers with their accommodations, and other costs. A trip to New York requires far less pre-planning and diplomatic arrangements. Trump did not reply
Based on public statements, Obama and CDC officials have repeatedly said
there’s a chance an Ebola case could appear in the United States, but
the possibility of an outbreak is extremely low.
About 57,000 Kansans obtained insurance on HealthCare.gov. If
the state follows the national trend, roughly half of these people were
uninsured before the law.
specifically cited health care costs as the main reason, though the
Affordable Care Act is not necessarily the primary cause of that
calculation. Even though projections are lower than they were
years ago, health care spending is rising in the short term.
Actually, the deficit reached 10 percent of the economy several months after Obama took office, not on his first day. Data is only available for fiscal years. For fiscal year 2009, the deficit as a percentage of GDP was 9.8
percent, while the projected percentage for fiscal year 2014 is 3.7
Obama's November 2013 nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has an MD from Yale, teaches at Harvard medical school, and has a long list of impressive medical credentials, but Senate
Republicans blocked his confirmation because of
alleged anti-gun leanings.
This Conservative group sports a mostly false PolitiFact overall rating. The eschewed facts they cite only apply to the 1/3 of seniors who are covered under the Medicare Advantage plans, and even those benefits have remained stable. Plus ObamaCare actually expanded Medicare’s minimum required
benefits and established incentives for Advantage plans to provide extra
Though Cruz insists he does not want a government shutdown, some of his Senate colleagues say that’s where his plan would end up.
By almost every metric you can use to calculate the number of Americans who are "out of work," the number has been going down, not up
The U.S. sanctions have played a role in limited availability of technology. However, Rubio is right that the Cuban government has nearly complete control over the Internet.
The Pentagon has reported that Guantanamo’s cost comes down to about $3 million per detainee per year -- about 100 times the average annual cost of a federal prisoner
The truth is Obama has continuously encouraged working with police to find solutions and has also repeatedly emphasized the importance of law enforcement and the fact that police officers have a dangerous job.
The email is flat-out wrong when it blames Democrats, and Obamacare for
the increases. The bulk of the tax hikes stem from a different bill
entirely -- one that received support from a large majority of Senate
Republicans and a significant minority of House Republicans.
The truth is less than a week after the ABC News broadcast reported the Wright-Obama connection in
2008, the story littered print and TV media. Meanwhile, a poll found
that 85 percent of Americans had at least some knowledge of the matter.
In fact, Obama has on multiple occasions proposed changing the tax code
so that it complies with the "Buffett rule," which attempts to ensure
that high-income people pay a certain percentage of their income in
taxes that is at least higher than what middle-class people pay.
"Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to
Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right
reasons," Weber said in a tweet
, referring to Germany's occupation of Paris in 1940. White house says that presidential aides were caught off guard by the march’s massive size and attention, and there was no time to schedule security.
The rebuttal includes many fact and many points that had been debunked many times over. Read the entire speech and see, point by point, which statements were true or not.
Thompson takes a few snippets and spins them into a misleading tale. Only a very specific type of person will have increases and at worse they would be up to $2,200 per yr. Most people will see premiums reduced or increased by 1 or 2 percent.
PolitiFact reviewed the state of the Union speech line by line. Click the icon to review each point.
This is a quote from the 2015 State of the Union message. Obama deserves full credit for reducing deficits by 2/3 since he took office during a major recession, but forecasters do expect some increases in the near future.
PolitiFact validated a claim that, "In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to
pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university." Obama's point is that the current minimum wage now prohibits the American dream.
This quote from the 2015 State of the Union speech calls attention to an opportunity to reach out to our veterans.
First, the number is dubious. Comstock uses Kaiser’s 2008
survey as the base year for Obama. That means she’s blaming Obama for
some premiums that went into effect a year or more before he was
This seems to come directly from an article in the Daily Mail.
It’s most glaring defect is
that it compares a 10-year cumulative total to a single-year snapshot
of the number of people who gained insurance.
The statistics, in this case, are inadequate to either prove or disprove
that "millions" of Americans have seen their job go from full-time to
part-time due to the law. That said, there’s evidence suggesting that hundreds of thousands of
workers may have seen their hours cut as the law’s impact began to be
"There is no reason for an employer who is not currently providing
health care to their workers to discourage them from either getting
health insurance on the job or being able to avail themselves of the
Affordable Care Act," Obama said in the interview Tuesday.
The House passed a $30 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, but added unrelated amendments to limit Obama's executive actions on immigration. Republicans have conceded that the bill can not pass in the Senate, yet they are willing to hold up Security funding in order to thwart immigration reform--then blame Democrats.
occasions Obama called the Paris attack an act of
anti-Semitism. In one interview while responding to a question Obama said the attackers were "randomly" shooting
people in the store. Perry twisted words and implied meaning that was clearly not there.
A well-respected survey by the CDC found that 19.3 percent of women
reported experiences that are considered to be rape or attempted rape
under the survey’s guidelines.
The truth is Obama repeatedly praised American exceptionalism and
what it has offered the world, Obama also said, "I suspect that the
Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek
It’s safe to say around a million Texas adults fall into the coverage gap for making too little money to qualify for insurance subsidies and also remaining ineligible for Medicaid unless Texas expands access as encouraged by the Obamacare law and rejected by Perry and the state’s ruling Republicans.
First and foremost, Dobbs’ numbers are off. The most recent and best available statistics say the black unemployment rate is 1.9 times higher than the white unemployment rate in Ferguson (16 percent to 8.5 percent). Second, that has little to do with Obama.
The number comes from the 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
, which was released in September 2014 by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showing that 19.3 percent of women reported experiences that are
considered to be rape or attempted rape under the survey’s guidelines.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow
was outraged that
Fox News normalized discrimination in
Ferguson's police department and municipal court. She reviewed the outrageous racist emails circulated among Ferguson officers on the job, then showed clips of Fox News' Megyn Kelly saying such offensive emails were common.
The letter from Republican senators and the speech by Israeli Prime Minister contributed to the Ayatollah's belief that the US cannot be trusted.
Beck made a few clear mistakes here. First, it appears he mistook Hamas
for Hezbollah. Second, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah remain on the official,
and legally binding, State Department terror lists, as they have for
1. Poor And Marginalized Populations; 2. Environmental Stewardship; 3. Religious Freedom; 4. Economic Opportunity; 5. and Immigration Reform.
President Obama could not have made any
such announcement, as he has no authority to limit church services, and
any attempt to do so would be an obvious violation of the First
Amendment's protections of religious freedom. The referenced article
was a just another hoax from the News Examiner, a fake news site started by Mr. Horner.
There’s little debate that generous military health care benefits are
taking up an ever-increasing share of the Pentagon’s budget.
Corcoran was citing a 2010 University of Virginia study that looked at
Medicaid patients who underwent surgery, not all people in the program. Other studies show using Medicaid improves access and quality of life
for many patients, or at the very least doesn’t hurt them.
As far as Politifact can tell, Obama has never said himself that he would stop
signature drone strikes, which killed two western civilian hostages. An
unnamed administration official implied that signature strikes would
eventually be phased out.
Silverman forwarded a social media meme shortened with Paul’s comments to fit the available space. The meme has been abridged from the full quote, but PolitiFact saw no significant change in his meaning and also found no evidence that Paul
had backtracked on the views he expressed.
International respect has greatly improved since the Bush era, but International Gallup polling shows that the US now finishes first only when compared to a limited
group of countries -- Germany, China, Russia and the European Union. But
a BBC poll that tested a broader group found the United States
finishing in the middle of the pack, behind Germany, Canada, the United
Kingdom, France, Japan, the European Union and Brazil.
No, Cruz did not say this
. A fake audio
recording has been circulating online that purports to have captured Senator Ted Cruz referring to
President Obama with the racial slur commonly known as the 'N-word'.
Medicare does pay
for in-hospital observational care, but medicare considers it outpatient treatment if there is no diagnosis, so it does not qualify the person for nursing home followup care. This has nothing to do with Obama-Care. The claim is not only ridiculous but also dangerous, by urging ailing patients to leave the hospital for no good reason.
overstates the amount of money spent to create and fix healthcare.gov,
and his claim that the website isn’t working -- and never did -- is
debunked by the fact that millions of Americans have signed up for
insurance through the site.
Obama credits the Affordable Care Act for relief for employers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that over a
12-month period wages grew faster than health care costs for the first
time since 1998.
Carrey called aluminum a poison and toxin. Like many other chemicals, it could be, in dosages and scenarios that are rare.
There is no scientific evidence found by PolitiFact suggesting otherwise. In fact, the
only debate stems from a theory, not research that contradicts decades
According to the most recent, best available data, he’s right. During
his tenure, homelessness among veterans has decreased 32.57 percent.
In the GOP debate, Kasich defended
his decision to accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care
Act. The Kaiser Family Foundation says
Ohio’s growth rate is 3.3 percent between 2010 and 2013, placing it
slightly below the national average of four percent. Overall, Ohio ranks
26th out of 50 states.Ohio benefited.
He pointed out that, "inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the
Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hard-liners who are implacably
opposed to any cooperation with the international community,"
Kasich defended Ohio's Medicaid expansion by saying, when skeptics arrive in heaven, "Saint Peter isn’t going to ask them how
small they’ve kept government, but what they have done for the poor.
" He quotes Matthew 25.
Healthy people are employable, and Medicaid money helps, rehabilitate prisoners and drug users, which saves money. Ohio's budget has a surplus and he has cut taxes.
Health care reforms established a marketplace for small businesses to sponsor health care coverage for their employees. Members of Congress get healthcare with government like other large companies, but their staff can use the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act just like their constituents would.
Wages actually have risen for women since Obama took office.
Tens of millions of Americans have truly benefited from the ACA, in big ways
(such as securing insurance for the first time) or smaller ways (paying
less for drugs under Medicare Part D).
It is true. America gives more humanitarian aid than any other country,
and it ranks first in supporting the UN’s lead agency in helping
refugees. Obama said, "It is who we are."
The administration has plans to increase refugees admitted from all countries from 70,000 in 2015 to 100,000 in 2017 but it will be nothing close to the 250,000 figure touted by Trump.
That is true in about 10 percent of the counties where individuals
buy their coverage on the government’s insurance exchange. In another 30
percent of counties, people have only two companies to choose between.
But in 60 percent of the counties there are at least three insurance providers to compare.