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Politifact Dubs Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Claim 'Lie Of The Year'

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"Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved treacherous, even for its promoter-in-chief," she said in a story about the award. "Obama and his team made matters worse, suggesting they had been misunderstood all along. The stunning political uproar led to this: a rare presidential apology."

Politifact has named a statement about the health care law "Lie of the Year" for four out of the past five years, according to Holan.