The Fact Checker is away on vacation and the regular column will return on Aug. 9. In the meantime, we will be presenting links to some of our most popular, controversial or provocative columns over the past six months.

 Old Fact Checker columns never really get stale because the misstatements keep getting repeated. If you have only recently become a regular reader, you may find these earlier columns especially interesting.

 In today’s installment, we examine Republican claims that President Obama has repeatedly apologized for the United States and its behavior. We concluded that “the claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the fact, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context.” We gave the claim Four Pinocchios.