Truth Squad: Fact-checking the State of the Union and Republican response
January 25th, 2012
09:38 AM ET
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Truth Squad: Fact-checking the State of the Union and Republican response

(CNN) – CNN's Truth Squad fact-checked some of the assertions made in President Obama's State of the Union and the Republican response, delivered by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, on Tuesday evening.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • President Obama • State of the Union
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Enough is Enough

    Having CNN do a fact check on Obama is like asking the Pope where to get an abortion. CNN is always in his corner. Debt will destroy this country and Obama wants more of, if he gets back in we will be what Greece is now.

    January 25, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Bill, NY

    Yes look at the stock exchange today. Well over 11,000. When bush was at the end of his second term we were staring 6,000 squarely in the eyes. The current president has done more than I would have expected with the odstructionist GOP doing thier very best to drag him and this country down. Unfortunately we live in a country of some very, very sick people who are quick to say that he is the worst president ever, while forgetting that Bush and Cheney pretty much destroyed this country.

    January 25, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  3. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I didn't watch most of the speech but when I got an excerpt it sounded like the Same old Liberal Spin to me. Tax the Rich, Tax the Rich, Tax the Rich. Most of the stuff Obama spouted could be done if Business could hire. That ain't gonna happen as long as Obama Care is hanging over their heads. Business isn't going to come back to the U.S. as long as they the "Collectors" are waiting at the Shore to extract their 35 Percent. But dream on people. Let's see how jobs do this year.

    January 25, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. Kay

    @Rick McDaniel

    If that's all the truth squad got, out of the long list of lies the President told last night, in that speech, then there is ZERO TRUTH on CNN.

    Okay, Rick, what are some of the lies he told? Be specific and back up your answer. You made the claim, you provide the evidence.

    Oh, can't think of any? I love how the intellectually dishonest just hit and run, posting comments they don't have the stones to back up.

    January 25, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Ohio Man

    @Four and The Door

    How about you use your fingers and toes when trying to add things up it may help with ur funny math.. Now follow me please and the bouncing ball...If baby Bush went from a surplus to 11 Trillion in 8 years with negative JOB growth and our current POTUS went from 11 Trillion to 15 Trillion and with over 3million and still growing JOB growth/help people keep their jobs and with no help from the TeaCongress with a rebound in the markets (which was in the toilet under baby Bush) how is he spending out of control, he had to do something and it worked now if he goes and spends some crazy amount the next 4 yrs then you will have something to base ur comments on. But at this moment in time you can't fix things by doing nothing and cutting everything that’s simply does not work and the only people that can with stand a economic recession are RICH people not the middle class or poor... but I love how you come with new numbers and new thoughts just to help ur feel better about ur day to day B S

    January 25, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. Jason

    thank god 2012 is here can't wait til romney becomes the 45th president and 44 can go to Iran and suck their president's cock like he does now apologzing for stuff real and imagined by the liberal looms that Bush did

    January 25, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Ohio Man

    @Four and The Door & Rick McDaniel

    If you think you can dig your way out of a hole by doing nothing but cuts then go outside dig a hole and just sit there and see how long you will be in that same hole looking stupid hoping that some how you get out of it by doing nothing and try a few cuts on the side of that hole see if that helps you out a lil.. I bet after you been in it for a while you start to add something to it to get out of itand back on ur feet .. but as always Tell urself what you need to hear..

    January 25, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  8. Anonymous

    You did not check anything this is a waste of time

    January 25, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    Keith in Austin

    If anyone thinks Obama is pro-business or favors the investment community, take a look at the NYSE today!
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    currently down 48 points....your point is? Oh of course, you stupidly took the opening rate to be an indicator of Obama. It's already regained half of what the opening was.

    January 25, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
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