Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Bathroom closures for voters in Miami-Dade County?

Has the Miami-Dade County Elections Department implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

New rules for hospital admission under Medicare?

Under Obamacare, must patients 76 and older must be admitted to the hospital by their primary care physicians in order to be covered by Medicare?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The impending collapse of U.S. currency and the American way of life?

Will the U.S. dollar officially collapse on 1 July 2014 due to the implementation of H.R. 2847? Uh, no.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

False Tax Claims

Q: Did Democrats increase federal income tax rates in 2014 under Obamacare? A: No. Tax increases mentioned in a viral email went into effect a year earlier.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Is the federal government blocking a fuel-efficient VW model car?

Is the federal government preventing Volkswagen's XL1 model car from being sold in the U.S. because the vehicle is too fuel-efficient?

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Monsanto and Its Genetically Modified Corn

A closer look at a warning about studies that have supposedly demonstrated that Monsanto-developed corn contains toxins that cause organ failure in rats and adverse effects in pregnant women.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Nevada cattle-grazing fight, Harry Reid and the Chinese solar company

Are Sen. Harry Reid and a Chinese company building a solar plant behind a standoff between federal agents and a Nevada rancher?

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Ad targets GOP leadership in Alabama

A political advertisement that's made the rounds on statewide television over the past month comes from the Foundation for Limited Government. The group was founded by former lawmaker John Rice, a former Democrat and Republican. Here's a closer look at its accuracy.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Hobby Lobby and the Divorcing Employee

Did the Hobby Lobby chain fire an employee for divorcing her husband without company approval? Nope, just another case of satire passed off as truth.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Obamacare Ad Onslaught

It has been a campaign tradition: Election cycles filled with ads about the Affordable Care Act -- and overwhelmingly ads attacking the law and those who support it. The 2014 midterm election could be even more intense.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Disconnecting the Dots in Arkansas

A TV ad says Rep. Tom Cotton was "paid handsomely working for insurance companies" and wants to transform Medicare in ways that would benefit the industry at the expense of seniors. But there's no evidence Cotton did work for insurers.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Do 72 percent of for-profit programs have graduates making less than high school dropouts?

Checking a surprising statistic uttered from the podium in the White House briefing room by Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Blocking the TV show 'COSMOS' in Kansas?

Are Kansas legislators considering a bill that would force the Fox science show 'COSMOS' off the air in that state?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

How Not To Use a Survey

Republicans cite a new survey to claim health insurance premiums are up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of the Affordable Care Act. But there are problems with this argument.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Guilt By Association in Louisiana

In a classic case of misdirection, the Senate Majority PAC claims the "out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers" are spending millions to elect Republican Bill Cassidy so that he will "fight for them" on issues such as their "fight to let flood insurance premiums soar."

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Did Obama warn about …Obamacare?

A look back at Obama's much-aired 2008 "ball of yarn" ad.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Fact checks in the race to succeed Trey Radel

An interactive feature on attacks in the Florida special congressional election.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

A new Pinocchio rating for President Obama’s ’77-cent’ claim on the wage gap

A reconsideration of what had been a One Pinocchio rating.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Abortion Distortion in Mississippi Primary

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi has what the Mississippi Right to Life calls "two really good pro-life candidates." Yet, the candidates are engaged in a spirited -- and deceptive -- fight over abortion.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Senate Majority PAC’s nonsensical attack ad in Louisiana

Four Pinocchios for an ad by a pro-Democratic group.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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