February 13th, 2013
07:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Fact Check: State of the Union

(CNN) - President Barack Obama made a wide range of claims during Tuesday's State of the Union address, from wind energy to illegal immigration. CNN fact-checked his remarks–as well as those made by Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican response.

CNN Fact Check: Wind energy breezes into the record books

CNN Fact Check: Obama on fuel economy: Your mileage may vary

CNN Fact Check: Illegal border crossings at lowest levels in 40 years

CNN Fact Check: Rubio says Obamacare needs a check up


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Name lynn

    The people need a fat check the white house leaders the republicans, boehner you all checks is fat why cant the people get a fat check an we working people what do you all do besides agrue with obama.

    February 13, 2013 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  2. boungiorno

    fact of the matter is none of this should be taken lightly these are seriotus issues

    February 13, 2013 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. boungiorno

    correction serious

    February 13, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    More claims that are mostly rhetoric, and not facts.

    February 13, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    from the articles:

    CNN Fact Check: Illegal border crossings at lowest levels in 40 years
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    "In spite of (and perhaps because of) increases in the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents, apprehensions of Mexicans trying to cross the border illegally have plummeted in recent years—from more than 1 million in 2005 to 286,000 in 2011—a likely indication that fewer unauthorized migrants are trying to cross," it [Pew Research] concluded."

    CNN Fact Check: Rubio says Obamacare needs a check up
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    "What Rubio doesn't say is that many people losing employer-sponsored benefits will obtain insurance through government-run exchanges. The CBO predicts that 27 million more Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will have insurance because of the Affordable Care Act."

    February 13, 2013 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Fact is He has nothing to lose nothing to fear. True.

    February 13, 2013 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  7. WiredweirdinSF

    KInda what I expected from the liberally biased CNN fact checker. No real fact checks on Obama and 25% of it slamming the republican. Once again the CNN fact checker proves utterly worthless. Even NPR found the lies that the the corrupt president told and actually reported them. Not CNN though.

    February 13, 2013 09:01 am at 9:01 am |