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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his election to the presidency in November ...

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Were illegally immigrating children held in cages during the Obama administration?

Were children separated from their parents when they were caught on the Mexican border by US officials as illegal immigrants before Trump's introduction of zero tolerance immigration policy? I wasn't ...
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Did Obama defy precedent by not visiting the D-Day monument?

This seems like a very dubious picture, from a very clearly politically motivated website, but I was wondering if there was any truth to this picture?
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Did Obama have a policy of “separating [migrant] families”?

Politfact says, While the Obama administration's immigration approach was not without controversy, it’s simply untrue to say he had a policy of separating families. Did any policy though result in ...
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Did the FBI plant an informant in the Trump campaign during the Obama administration?

Donald Trump has tweeted allegations of the US's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) planting spies in his 2016 presidential campaign: Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ...
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Did Obama use the Espionage act to put reporters in jail?

In this video, David Rubin claims that Obama used the espionage act to have journalists arrested, while Donald Trump has not. There are two claims being made here: Obama used the espionage act to ...
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Has Trump's administration been making more human trafficking arrests than the Obama administration?

I come across this image below circulation on the internet. The image is comparing the human trafficking arrests during Trump's and Obama's administrations. Are these figures true?
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Are these figures about sexual harassment by Trump, O'Reilly, Ailes and Obama correct?

@LegitMillennial claims in a tweet that went viral: I found a graphic I think Fox News might've missed. The image reads: Number of times each have been accused of sexual assault/...
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Does Trump spend $10m/month travelling compared to Obama's $1m/month?

The following graphic has been making the rounds in Reddit and other locations: The graphic cites The Washington Post as its source. Essentially, it is a infographic based on two figures: That ...
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Are these photos of protests posters against the Obama Administration real?

After "Snoop Dogg" started trending due to his controversial music video, I found the following meme in the Twitter stream: Are these images real or photoshopped? I came across a larger 1st image ...
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Did 122 Guantanamo prisoners released by Obama return to the battlefield?

A recent tweet by Donald Trump says: 122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision! According to a ...
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Did Obama's administration bug Trump Tower?

Trump tweeted this: Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! At time of writing, this statement has ...
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Did President Obama institute immigration restrictions in 2011 that were similar to Trump's Jan 2017 immigration restrictions? [duplicate]

Following Trump's recent executive order restricting movement from seven selected nations, some proponents of Trump's actions point out that in 2011 President Obama instituted similar restrictions on ...
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Did the Obama administration halt processing of Iraqi refugees back in 2011?

From "Muslim ban" hypocrisy: Left quiet when Obama also halted visas by Andrew Bolt: But why was the Left silent when the Obama administration refused to issue visas to Iraqis for six months? ...
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Did more people use the DC Metro transit system on the day of Trump's inauguration than on the day of Obama's second inauguration (in 2013)?

On 21 Jan 2017, the White House called a press conference where the press secretary accused the media of "deliberately false reporting" on two issues of which the number of people attending President ...
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Did the @POTUS Twitter account use a picture from Obama's inauguration for its cover image?

There's an image going around Facebook claiming that the @POTUS Twitter account is using an image from President Obama's inauguration. Is this true? Where is the original image from?
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Is Barack Obama's Birth Certificate a Forgery of Johanna Ah'nee's birth certificate?

I realize the general question has been covered before but there is new supposed evidence "uncovered" by Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, as presented in a recent press ...
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Did Obama order the drop of over 26 thousand bombs in 2016?

This image is going viral on the web. According to ZeroHedge, Sounds about right for a president who bombed 7 nations and became the first in U.S. history to be at war every single day of his ...
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Has power been stripped away from the US Constitution, during the Obama Administration? [closed]

In an interview on 60 Minutes last month, the Republican Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, was being asked about his opinions of Donald Trump. One of his answers included the following quote (...
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Are white people who believe Obama is Muslim largely Trump sympathisers?

Vox published an article claiming that 89% of white people who believe Obama is a Muslim are Trump sympathisers: You can ask just one simple question to find out whether someone likes Donald Trump ...
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Did Obama give an iPod pre-loaded with his own speeches to the British Queen in 2009?

According to Washington Examiner: April 2009: Obama gives Queen Elizabeth an iPod White visiting the Queen, the Obama family gave her an iPod, prompting raised eyebrows from the British ...
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Did Obama secretly visit Antarctica?

It has been suggested on some occult web sites and documentaries that Obama secretly visited Antarctica as a side trip when visited Argentina earlier this year (March 2016). Is this true?
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Did Obama call for online “truthiness tests” to “curate” news on the internet?

I came across an article on Breitbart that cites Obama in the following ways: We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that ...
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Did the Department of Justice drop charges against an arms dealer in order to cover up Hillary Clinton’s private emails?

There are several 'news' sources reporting on this: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/marc-turi-libyan-rebels-hillary-clinton-229115 http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/04/...
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Does Barack Obama have an active quora profile?

A while ago, a friend of mine said that President Obama has just answered a question about the Iran deal on quora.com. I thought then it is just a fake profile claiming to be Obama and giving answers ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

I have read a few sources claiming that Obama's JAMA paper published this month was the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president. Is that true? Example:
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Was Hitler the father of Obama? [closed]

In this video they claim that Obama's farther was Adolf Hitler. Is this really true? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XesDygYTmWo If he went to Kenya why did he not move to Tanzania which was an old ...
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Did Obama remove a Winston Churchill bust from the oval office?

President Obama recently commented on the debate about whether the UK should remain in the European Union. He supported the government position that remaining in the EU is better. Boris Johnson (...
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Has Barack Obama achieved these goals in the last six years?

A claim, attributed to Occupy Democrats (which may or may not be true), that is doing rounds in social networks shows a photo of the current US President Barack Obama raising a toast with these words: ...
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Is Barack Obama descended from slaves?

Is Barack Obama descended from slaves? From Japanese lawmaker apologizes for Obama 'black slave' remark, Japanese politician Kazuya Maruyama claims that he's descended from slaves: "In America, a ...
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Did Obama admit training IS?

In a video, Obama appears to be saying that "We're speeding up training of ISIL forces, including volunteers from Sunni tribes". Is this video genuine or fake?
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Is Obama the only president who has been denied by the opposing party when trying to raise the minimum wage?

This is circulating on Facebook: Here's a list of every president in American history who has wanted a raise in the minimum wage but been denied by the opposing party: President Obama ...
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Is the curtain behind Obama in this picture a “muslim prayer curtain”?

I've been shown this image a few times: Naturally, it's a little ridiculous, because there are surely at least a thousand pictures of him near an American flag. But it is making a claim that the ...
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Is Obama the first President of the US to write a computer program?

According to a recent Wired article, US President Barack Obama was the first president to write code: President Barack Obama told the world that everyone should learn how to code. And now he’s ...
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Did Obama say the USA is “no longer a Christian Nation”?

In 2007, did Barrack Obama declare that the USA "was no longer a Christian Nation"? This was in an email asking Christians to band together against Obama.
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Did President Obama issue an executive order to delay deportations of children?

There are many accusations lately that the sudden increase in illegal child immigration on the southern border of the United States is due to an executive order by President Obama to delay some ...
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Did the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) increase individual market premiums by an average of 49% nationwide?

This article in Forbes says it did. Did they pick and choose their data, or is that an accurate assessment? Ample Evidence Shows Average Premiums and Spending Exploded After ACA Implementation in ...
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Was Barack Obama nicknamed Barack Oganja?

A Twitter account named History in Pictures (followed by 515,501 users) tweeted the following: President Obama was known to be heavy marijuana smoker in his teen & college days. His nickname ...
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Did Obama give $195 million to Syria for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Ftr?

I saw this article floating around Facebook today. It claims: It’s the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. President Obama has decided to give $195M of taxpayer money to ...
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Does reversing a clip of Obama saying “Yes We Can” become “Thank you, Satan”? [closed]

A friend of mine forwarded me Obama Yes We Can = Thank you Satan (when reversed), a video claiming that an audio clip of Obama saying "Yes We Can", when reversed, says "Thank you, Satan". Is this ...
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Is President Obama or his administration responsible for failing to transfer some prisoners out of Guantanamo?

President Obama has come under considerable criticism for failing to uphold his campaign promises to close Guantanamo Bay. Each detainee can leave that limbo through one of four different routes): a ...
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Did Obama tell people to ignore those warning against tyranny?

Did Barack Obama say the following? "They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject those voices." This is contrasted to Jefferson saying "When the people ...
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Did Barack Obama receive 108% of the vote in one Ohio county?

"Recount the election!" is the 4th most popular petition at whitehouse.gov. It has 69,588 signatures (as of Jan 30, 2012). As justification for the petition, the creator writes: In one county ...
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Does a UN Treaty force gun control in the USA?

Is there any truth to the following claims which can be found on several sites, including: Dr. Orly Taitz Esquire's Defend Our Freedoms Foundation AboveTopSecret.com The Obama administration ...
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Does Barack Obama have an aunt who was a homeless illegal alien that used government housing for 10 years?

Just found this one on Facebook. The people making the claim have 11k page likes (26th November 2012). She lived in a homeless shelter for 2 years. Lived in Government housing for 10 years. As ...
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Did Obama refuse to help former SEALs in Benghazi?

According to SOS and many small journals, Facebook censored a meme stating that President Obama refused to save the lives of former Navy SEALs in Benghazi. The meme simply stated, “When Obama called ...
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Where do the claims about Obama being Keyan born and using a foreign passport come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did Obama mention in his book he was born in Kenya? To a friend who believes Obama was born outside the US I sent him links to all the excellent articles on this site. But ...
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Is the border fence basically complete as Obama said, and did they go above and beyond what was requested?

Obama said in a speech in El Paso, Texas May 10, 2011 (full transcript) They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete. And we've gone further. We tripled the number of ...
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Did Obama mention in his book he was born in Kenya?

While talking to CNN, Donald Trump said President Barack Obama himself wrote that he was born in Kenya. Is it true that the President's book said this? When his publisher comes out with a statement ...
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Did Obama have a marine demoted for correcting him?

Someone sent me the following claim: a US Army person who had met with President Obama had suggested that he was wearing his American Flag lapel pin upside down. Obama had the woman removed from her ...
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Has Obama or any other US President authorized the assassination of US citizens?

In this interview with RT News, Sean Stone -- the son of Oliver Stone and outspoken critic of US anti-Iran sentiment -- claims that President Barack Obama has "assassinated American citizens" (~4:20 ...