Ask FactCheck: Week ending June 19

June 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

June 19, 2009

Q: Is there a move to make Obama eligible for more than two terms as president?

A: A bill that proposes repealing the 22nd Amendment has been introduced, but so far it has very little support.

Q: Did the Obama auto team tell a Michigan engineer the government should change "the laws of physics"?

A: This is another Internet tall tale. The supposed source of the story says he has not even met with the Obama task force.

Q: Did Obama order a "swordless graduation" at the U.S. Naval Academy?

A: This Internet scuttlebutt is false. Graduating midshipmen have gone without swords at graduation for decades, even when Bush and Cheney spoke.

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