Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Georgia

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

It is not an exaggeration to say more Americans have died from the flu this year than from Ebola. Yet misleading and ridiculous exaggerations about a virus that killed just two people in the United States last year stoked fear and confusion about the deadly disease. They said Ebola was easy to catch, that illegal immigrants may be carrying the virus across the southern border, that it was all part of a government or corporate conspiracy. They were wrong. That's why PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year is a collection of myths and distortions about Ebola. For a closer look, read the full story here.      

Help us determine the Lie of The Year

It's a different kind of election season: time to cast your ballot in the Readers' Poll among the 10 finalists for Lie of the Year from PolitiFact and PunditFact.

Giving thanks for what's True

As we all sit down to Thanksgiving dinner and express appreciation for all we've have received this year, PolitiFact.Georgia says a special blessing for those times when the Truth-O-Meter spun True.  

Twelve key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

A closer look at the Keystone pipeline

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening. Given the focus, and potential to drag on into the new year, PolitiFact Georgia took a closer look at some of the claims surrounding the project.

Deal and Perdue's goals for veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, we take note of the newly elected leaders' policy plans for former service members.  

A post-mortem on Georgia's midterm elections

Tuesday's midterm elections will have repercussions for months and years to come. PolitiFact Georgia takes a moment to look back at key issues in the two big races, for governor and U.S. Senate.

Time to vote, Georgia

It's Election Day in the Peach State. Before you head to the polls to cast your vote in some of the most closely battled and closely watched races in years, get a quick PolitiFact Georgia primer.

Fact-checking the flashpoints in the U.S. Senate race

Republican David Perdue's business record and Democrat Michelle's Nunn's ties to President Obama have become the most talked about claims in Georgia's effectively tied U.S. Senate race. We look at the facts behind the talking points.  

Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

A look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts. 

Georgia's economy and the race for governor

Georgia's economy and how it spends or doesn't spend tax dollars have become hot rhetoric in the neck-and-neck governor’s race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter.

Outsourcing issue heats up Georgia's close U.S. Senate race

The business records of Republican candidate David Perdue and Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn have drawn new attention in light of recent disclosures about Perdue's outsourcing experience.

Fact-checking Georgia's down ballot races

The close and closely watched political races for govenor and U.S. Senate are hardly the only contests voters will decide in Novbember. What about some of them?

Fact-checking Georgia's tight U.S. Senate race

The fight between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue in Georgia's Senate race is intensifying. A recent exclusive Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows the race is so tight, it is within the margin of error. PolitiFact Georgia has followed the race closely for months. Several recent fact checks are below.

A new look for PolitiFact Georgia

Just in time for easier reads during campaign season, we give you a new design for our fact checks. (Want to see how easy? Check us out on your mobile device!) The Deal-O-Meter: Tracking the 2010 campaign promises of Gov. Nathan Deal Statements that earn the ruling Pants on Fire