February 13th, 2013
07:22 AM ET
9 years 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.

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Filed under: CNN fact check • State of the Union
August 29th, 2012
02:50 AM ET
9 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Santorum misleads on 'dependence'

(CNN) - Rick Santorum evoked the homespun values of hard work, education and family in his speech to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, but his math needs improvement.

The former Pennsylvania senator and runner-up in this year's GOP race criticized President Barack Obama during his convention speech for what he called a belief "in government handouts and dependency."

March 7th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Are 15K people a day losing health insurance?

(CNN) - In the Obama administration's push to finally get its health care proposals through Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hit the Sunday talk shows to hammer home the costs of failure.

"I think we know what doing nothing looks like, and it looks pretty scary. Fifteen thousand people a day lose their insurance, and some of those folks are being actually priced out of the marketplace," Sebelius told NBC's "Meet the Press."

Fact Check: Are 15,000 people a day losing health insurance?

(Get the facts and the bottom line after the jump)


March 2nd, 2010
05:31 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Did pay-as-you-go rules pay down the national debt in the 1990s?

(CNN) - Discussing the budget deficit on Capitol Hill on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid revived a long-running debate over the effectiveness of so-called "pay-as-you-go" spending rules.

"With pay-go we have some experience," declared Reid, D-Nevada. "We know it works. It worked during the Clinton years. We paid down the national debt as the result of what happened during the Clinton years. Pay-go was dismissed during the Bush years."

President Barack Obama signed legislation last month that requires the government to offset any spending increases with spending cuts or tax increases. A similar law was in effect in the 1990s.

Fact Check: Did "pay-go" pay down the national debt during the 1990s?

Get the facts and the bottom line after the jump:

Filed under: CNN fact check • Harry Reid • national debt
March 1st, 2010
07:10 AM ET
12 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Medicare cuts, again?

(CNN) - Talk of saving Medicare from a "half-trillion-dollar" cut has become a major talking point in Republican efforts to derail the Obama administration's push for a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health insurance system.

Key GOP lawmakers - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Paul Ryan, the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee - all used it while making the rounds of Sunday's political talk shows.

"Republicans don't believe half a trillion in Medicare cuts and half trillion dollars in new taxes and possibly higher insurance premiums for all in the insurance market is reform," McConnell told CNN's "State of the Union."

Does it sound familiar? It should. CNN examined the same claim in August and found it to be misleading. Here's a refresher, updated with more recent figures:

Get the facts and the bottom line after the jump:

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