Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Does NC have 'McCrorycare'?

The liberal MoveOn,org is airing radio commercials in North Carolina placing blame on Gov. Pat McCrory (R) for not expanding access to Medicaid as allowed by the Affordable Care Act. How accurate are the ads?

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Silver State Slipups

An ad from a PAC headed by tea party Republican Sharron Angle relies on several dubious comparisons to attack the Affordable Care Act's state-run exchange in Nevada.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Fact checking El Paso's impact fee debate

The El Paso City Council may have voted to not raise impact fees on developers looking to create new homes in the city's outskirts, but the issue is still causing tension.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Ted Cruz’s ‘biggest lie in politics:’ Is it actually the truth?

It’s a regular part of Cruz’s stump speech to declare that the “single biggest lie in politics” is that Republicans “are the party of the rich.” But is it based on anything solid?

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Was Mitt Romney right about Russia (and everything else)?

Ever since the United States got involved in the dispute over Ukraine -- and ended up in a challenging place with Russia over it -- people have been quietly reviving statements that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made during the 2012 election about his foreign policy concerns. Is the hype for his foresight warranted?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Flashback: Obama’s debate zinger on Romney’s ’1980s’ foreign policy

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at a celebrated exchange between President Obama and his GOP rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, during the third presidential debate.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Bogus Attack in Coal Mine Country

A TV ad in West Virginia's 3rd District falsely claims that Republican Evan Jenkins “vowed to repeal black lung benefits.” Jenkins vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, not end black lung benefits.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Simpson’s TARP Turnabout

Rep. Mike Simpson falsely says in a TV ad that he voted to "repeal the Wall Street bailout and repay taxpayers.” Is that correct?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Fact Checking Vladimir Putin’s speech on Crimea

A selection of statements by the Russian president is highly deficient and based on slim facts.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Obama Mixing and Matching Insurance Stats

President Obama jumbled his facts when asked about "skyrocketing" premiums for people who get insurance through work.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

GOP lawmaker was for ‘Wall Street bailout’ before he was against it

A look at seemingly contradictory claims about the voting record of Sen. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Boehner’s claim that health-care law has resulted in a ‘net loss’ of people with health insurance

The starkest claim yet about the purported failure of Obamacare.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Misleading Abortion Attack in Michigan

A TV ad in a Michigan primary says Republican Rep. Justin Amash "voted to allow gender-selection abortions." But the ad ignores Amash’s anti-abortion position and his reasons for voting against this particular bill.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

What SeaWorld Must Pay San Diego

A closer look at SeaWorld's deal with San Diego to rent 172 acres of land and roughly 18 acres of water in the city-owned Mission Bay Park.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Flashback: Al Gore's "claim" that he invented the Internet

The 25h anniversary of the World Wide Web is prompting renewed interest in the claim that former Vice President Al Gore once claimed he "invented" the Internet.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Are Hawaii Electric Rates Up 50 Percent Since 2009?

It’s no secret that electricity in Hawaii is expensive. But how expensive?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sparring over "amnesty" in Arizona

Arizona state Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, wrote in a Facebook post on Jan. 31, 2014, that his primary opponent, state House Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, supports giving amnesty to people who are living in the United States illegally. Is that correct?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

A Rare Mayoral Launch Pad in San Diego

Stepping stones to political power aren’t always the most obvious ones.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The Democrats’ claim that the GOP ‘underperformed’ on its way to victory

We understand that politics often requires making lemonade out of lemons, especially when you lose. But this claim goes too far.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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