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June 22nd, 2009
01:23 PM ET

More Peace Corps? Obama and the Truth-o-meter

Is President Obama keeping his campaign promise to double the size of the Peace Corps?

That's just one of the statements we ran through the Truth-o-Meter with Bill Adair, founder and editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact.com.


Filed under: Politics
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  1. Henry

    Obama said one thing in Philadelphia, and another opposite in Sanfrancisco! he said one thing in Cairo and another opposite in Iran!
    He said the current budget deficit is unsustainable, and the other hand he spent like crazy!
    He said transparency in goverment and he pushed bills through congress with nobody in congress reading the bills!
    He said the stimulus package keeps unemployment rate under 8%!
    .... Need I say more? i don't need Bill Adair to show me the way!! And now comes Universal Health Care!! Show me the money!!

    June 23, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  2. Greg

    Kiran,
    Recently you had a guest on who opined about Ann Coulter's argument concerning the origins of Algebra. Your guest stated that Ann was in error when she stated "... Obama listed, incorrectly, Muslims' historical contributions to mankind, such as algebra (actually that was the ancient Babylonians)...".
    Had you performed any research you would have determined that Ann Coulter was correct, Obama was wrong. to the best of our knowledge, Algebra was discovered by the ancient Babylonians. It is an Arabic word but that doesn't mean it is an "Islamic" or "Muslim" word.
    The earliest known practicioners of algebra would be the Babylonians (about 1600BC).
    Your guest stated that Algebra was in fact invented by Islamic scholars. However, they would not appear until 700AD.
    Thus, giving them credit for a 2300yr old invention.

    Islamic scholars did advance the art of Algebra but so did the Persians, Indians, Chinese, French and Japanese. Using your guests logic, we could attribute Algebra to the Rene Descarte.

    Who knew?

    June 23, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  3. Todd Kelsey

    Kiran, please see my ireport about Iran at: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-280487

    June 23, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  4. Dennis

    Why does America direct so much attention at someone we elected as an executive, to make decisions. And, we all spend so little attention on our elected representatives and senators! It's ridiculous. Is there a truth meter for each of the 100 Senators? Or are we just taking it for granted they always lie? Next election every elected official running for office should be held to this scrutiny before the election–not afterwords when it's too late. The 'talking experts' approach just isn't working at all. By the way, I voted for Barrack Obama because he was a better liar, Robert Gibbs–not so much.

    June 23, 2009 at 6:39 am |
  5. Terrie

    As an American I am truly upset with the way things are going. I love my country, and support our troops 100%. But I really feel like I am voiceless. I am watching daily as more and more people are signing up for unemployment and welfare, and it looks as though I may be next. However, no one wants to address the issues of WV. I am so upset that my leaders are not raising Hell constantly with the White House. During Obamas campaign, while he was being supported by Robert C Byrd, Rahall, Rockefeller, and Cecil Roberts he commented that if we can put a man on the moon we can turn coal into clean energy, that he was for the working man.....This is coming from the VOICELESS AMERICAN when is someone going to stand up for us. Everyone is covering the Auto, Steel, Trucking, etc breakdown. The only coverage you will get about WV and its people are almost always incorrect. Since Jan of this year over 2000 coalminers have lost their jobs just in WV. Hard working men and wemon are having to take pay cuts, and less hours, while we pay for corporate America to get richer. Where are the Martin Luther Kings? The Men and Wemon that could speak for the voiceless. When will someone speak and be heard for WV heritage, stop trying to shut us down and tax us to death. Start keeping promises with jobs and turning coal into clean energy. By helping us here at HOME First......Because I am sure that corporate America or the leaders in our Whitehouse that 1 in 6 AMERICAN children go to bed hungry.....How pitiful coming from the greatest Country in the World..

    June 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  6. Ali

    Regime’s Deadly Coup and Its run for going Nuclear

    Act 1: The fascist faction of theocratic government by the leadership of Ali Khamenei and indoctrination of Haghani school, moves to discretely take over all the sensitive posts in Iran. The military faction; the Islamic Republic Guard Corps is in charge of the production and development of weapons system such as missiles and explosive projectile devices. The Qods brigade or their special forces are in charge of training and arming guerilla fighters throughout the Middle East. The top brass of IRGC, then started to retire and enter civilian posts everywhere, from the Majlis (parliament) to the most prominent one, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Act 2: The ultra conservative wing stages the coup when it feels Mir Housein Mousavi is a moderate and will rethink the policies of Ahmadinejad. In an orchestrated action, the election is rigged and the Basij militia is mobilized to commit the atrocities we all have been witnessing. The fascist regime arrests the opposition leaders and alienates even other clergymen and politicians with many years of revolutionary backgrounds such as Hashemi Rafsanjani, Saeed Hajarian.

    Act 3: The only reason the regime has gone so far to alienate and infuriate the Iranian people, loose its remainder of creditability amongst the masses and kill its own citizens is that Khamenei and his spiritual master Mesbah Yazdi, decided to stick with Ahmadinejad, to move forward with their Nuclear Weapons Program and become untouchables. I can not help but to notice the coincidence of the United States forces moving out of Iraq. The embolden, paranoid North Korean regime challenging the international community, and the refusal of Ahmadinejad’s government to open up the latest nuclear facility just a week prior to this election. The time for action is NOW.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Taghi_Mesbah_Yazdi

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_the_Guardians_of_the_Islamic_Revolution

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basij

    June 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm |