CNN Fact Check: Comparing costs of Iraq, Libya missions
October 23rd, 2012
06:57 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Comparing costs of Iraq, Libya missions

(CNN) - President Barack Obama asserted during Monday's presidential debate that it cost the United States less to help oust Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi than it did to run two weeks of the 2003-2011 war in Iraq

Obama, debating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, made the comment while touting his decision to involve the United States in a NATO no-fly-zone operation that helped rebels overthrow Gadhafi over seven months in 2011.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Iraq • Libya • Presidential Debates
CNN Fact Check: Romney, Obama and Iraq
October 23rd, 2012
06:53 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Romney, Obama and Iraq

(CNN) – Although it has been over for nearly a year now, the war in Iraq continued to be a flash point in Monday night's debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"You say that you're not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq," said Obama, a Democrat who opposed the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. "But just a few weeks ago, you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now. ... You said that we should still have troops in Iraq to this day."

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Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Iraq • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:50 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Obama accuses Romney of criticizing his handling of China tire case

(CNN) - In Monday's foreign policy debate, President Barack Obama said Gov. Mitt Romney had criticized his administration for being too tough against China, and bringing a protectionist case at the World Trade Organization.

The statement: Obama cited a case in which the Chinese "were flooding us" with cheap tires. "And we put a stop to it and as a consequence saved jobs throughout America. I have to say that Gov. Romney criticized me for being too tough in that tire case; said this wouldn't be good for American workers and that it would be protectionist," Obama said.

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Filed under: 2012 • China • Fact Check • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:47 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Romney against 2014 deadline in Afghanistan before he was for it

(CNN) - Afghanistan factored in Monday's third and final presidential debate, which covered foreign policy. At one point, President Barack Obama accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of initially being against a withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

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Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • Fact Check • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:45 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Is al Qaeda's core decimated or is group growing?

(CNN) – During Monday night's foreign-policy focused presidential debate, President Barack Obama made the case that al Qaeda in Pakistan is decimated while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued they are on the rise in other countries:

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Filed under: 2012 • Al Qaeda • Fact Check • Pakistan • Presidential Debates
October 17th, 2012
01:38 AM ET
1 year ago

A day after Libya attack, Obama described it as 'acts of terror'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said he identified the September 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya as a terrorist attack within a day; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said it took two weeks.

The claim: "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened," Obama said. "That this was an act of terror and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime."

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Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
CNN Fact Check: Wind power, electric cars and the stimulus
October 12th, 2012
06:46 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Wind power, electric cars and the stimulus

(CNN) - There was no shortage of wind or electricity at Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican contender for that office. But federal support for wind power and electric cars was one of the early flashpoints between the two.

"Was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland or windmills in China?" Ryan asked Biden as he defended the Obama administration's economic stimulus measures. "Was it a good idea to borrow this money from China and spend it on these interest groups?"

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Environmental policy • Fact Check • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan
October 12th, 2012
06:32 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Ryan cites unlikely outcome under Obamacare

(CNN) – The Affordable Care Act emerged as an issue during Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

The claim: "Look at all the string of broken promises: ' If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,' " Ryan said, repeating President Barack Obama's oft-stated vow. "Try telling that to the 20 million people who are projected to lose their health insurance if Obamacare goes through or the 7.4 million seniors who are going to lose it."

The Facts:

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Filed under: Fact Check • Health care • Joe Biden • Medicaid • Medicare • Paul Ryan • Presidential Debates
February 24th, 2012
04:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Fact-checking Gingrich's charge Obama voted in favor of 'infanticide'

Washington (CNN) - When the topic turned to contraception and reproductive rights at CNN's debate in Arizona on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich went on the attack, saying that in 2008 "not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide."

It's a striking claim, and he's not the only Republican presidential candidate making it. Speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum last March, Rick Santorum said, "any child born prematurely, according to the president, in his own words, can be killed."

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Filed under: Fact Check • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
March 4th, 2010
12:20 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Fact Check: GOP health care ideas

Is the White House's list of Republican ideas in the legislation passed by Congress correct?
Is the White House's list of Republican ideas in the legislation passed by Congress correct?

(CNN) - President Obama outlined four GOP ideas that he is willing to incorporate into his final version of a health care bill. In addition to those four proposals, which were brought up by Republicans during last week's health care summit, the White House touted the eight Republican ideas already incorporated in health care legislation passed by Congress as a way to show that the bill contains ideas from both sides. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer posted GOP-backed proposals on the White House blog. The Fact Check Desk decided to check it out.

Fact Check: Is the White House's list of Republican ideas in the legislation passed by Congress correct? Have they truly been supported by Republicans?

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