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Fact-checking the State of the Union Address (PolitiFact)

PolitiFact ran several of the claims President Barack Obama made during his State of the Union speech through its truth meter to see how they held up. A few of the results:

The claim: "In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005."

PolitiFact says: Half true. The numbers are correct, but Obama's policies are just one factor in the increase.

The claim: "Right now, American oil production is the highest that it's been in eight years."

PolitiFact says: Mostly true. Data on oil production is only available through the first 10 months of 2011, but if the numbers didn't dip significantly through the end of the year, the claim holds up.

The claim: He eliminated an EPA rule that treated spilled milk like oil.

PolitiFact says: True.

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