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Did a former Czech president write an editorial critical of Barack Obama?

An editorial reportedly penned by former Czech president Vaclav Klaus criticizes those who voted for Barack Obama. Is it real?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Update: Julia Boonstra’s claim about her Obamacare plan now gets Three Pinocchios

New information about an anti-Obamacare ad prompts a re-rating.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

FactChecking Sarah Palin at CPAC

Sarah Palin told her fellow conservatives at CPAC that "there are more uninsured today than when Obama began all of this," referring to the Affordable Care Act. But there is no evidence of that.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Dueling gubernatorial ads in Wisconsin

Checking claims by Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hagel’s claim that it was ‘Congress’ decision on sequestration’

The poor sequester is such an orphan. No one really likes to claim parentage, least of all the Obama administration. So there was Defense Secretary Hagel, defending the 2015 military budget while blaming Congress for the sequester.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Pipeline Primer

The Keystone XL project: We examine the facts about jobs, spills, climate change and gasoline prices.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

A story too good to check: Paul Ryan and the story of the brown paper bag

A poignant tale -- that isn't exactly what it seems.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Christie ‘Strains’ the Facts

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was wrong when he claimed in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no "pro-life Democrat" has ever been allowed to speak at a Democratic National Convention.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A Tipping Point for Automatic Gratuities

A closer look at the IRS’s recent decision to get rid of automatic gratuities in restaurants.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Was Bill Clinton the first felon elected president?

A look back at the former president's youth in the era of the Vietnam draft.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Deficit crosstalk in the Sink-Jolly race

The March 11 special election for the congressional district in Florida has spurred a hard-fought campaign between Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly. In fact, it has become so tough that the Republicans are slinging talking points at Sink more typically associated with Democratic attack ads.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Reid Wrong on AFP Criticism

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrongly blamed the conservative group Americans for Prosperity for promoting a "false" story of a woman whose insurance premiums went up $700 per month. AFP didn't feature that woman's story in any of its ads.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Hagel Shifts Sequester Blame to Congress

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel blames Congress -- and absolves President Obama -- for the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. But Obama supported and signed the bill that triggered the cuts.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Corbett’s Not So ‘Remarkable’ Job Boast

A new radio ad from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett boasts that he "created 150,000 new private sector jobs," a feat called "remarkable" in a Web ad on Corbett's campaign website. Not really.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Legislation to ban gay NFL players?

Would proposed legislation bar NFL teams from employing gay players?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The most popular fact checks of February

Obamacare and the Clintons dominate the list.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Ted Nugent and his Vietnam drsft physical

Did rocker Ted Nugent evade the Vietnam-era draft by taking drugs and acting crazy during his pre-induction physical?

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Rep. Darrell Issa disputes his Four-Pinocchio ratings

And gets another Four Pinocchio rating.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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