(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?
(CNN) - On Tuesday, CNN confirmed that Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, had lifted a majority of the holds that he had placed on President Barack Obama's nominations the Friday before. Obama referenced this issue during Tuesday's White House press briefing, stating, "One senator, as you all are aware, had put a hold on every single nominee that we had put forward, due to a dispute over a couple of earmarks in his state."
The president's statement was in direct contrast to a statement by Shelby's office, and the CNN Fact Check Desk wanted to get to the bottom of it.
Read the facts and get the bottom line after the jump: