Tag: Obama

Did Air Quality Improve Under Obama?

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt criticized former President Barack Obama for leaving 40 percent of Americans with air quality that doesn’t meet EPA standards. By some measures, this is true. But a report Pruitt’s office cited as evidence said there…

Obama Didn’t Pardon Wendell Callahan

Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release? A:  No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for early…

Obama Center Not Federally Funded

Q: Did President Trump cancel funding to build Barack Obama’s presidential library? A: No. That story originated on a satirical news site. All presidential libraries have been constructed using private or non-federal funds. FULL ANSWER On Aug. 4, lahrennews.com posted…

Invented Malia Obama Stories

Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers. FULL QUESTION Was Malia Obama fired from a job…

Obama Didn’t Attend G-20 in 2017

Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUESTION I read…