The deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Libya have fueled a war of words between Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. We compare the rhetoric with the facts.
The Truth-O-Meter is now down under. The launch of PolitiFact Australia marks our first international venture and a big step for the global fact-checking movement.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.
Senators begin marking up proposed immigration legislation. We cut through what's true and what's not in the debate.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.
President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts.
Firearms research has been a battleground for advocacy groups for nearly 20 years, complicating fact-checking and making basic data on guns and gun violence hard to come by. The scarcity of gun research, though, may be coming to an end.
Is there a pattern of the U.S government looking into potential terrorists, finding nothing incriminating, and then discovering -- too late -- that they were terrorists after all?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.
We analyze our 130+ fact-checks about guns and find some interesting patterns and trends.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.
We monitor the latest actions on elections, guns and foreign policy.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
The Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 are under fire from supporters of marriage equality. This week, the Supreme Court will hear both cases.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced recently they’ve agreed to the financial framework of a $1 billion stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. The deal must still be approved by the 15-member Atlanta City Council.
By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
The 13-hour filibuster by the Kentucky senator and his allies focused attention on the Obama administration's policies on drone strikes. We check the facts.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
After Congress and the president couldn't work out a deal last week, automatic federal spending cuts were set to take effect on Friday. Before the sequestration deadline hit claims flew about what would happen when the bomb dropped. Now that the time has come, the claims have continued to roll in. PolitiFact examines some of them and sorts the facts.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.
We sort out the blame game on the latest budget impasse in a special report.
On President's Day, PolitiFact explores our first president, George Washington. "Blow not on your broth at the table" and other lessons from the Founding Father, who would have turned 281 years old this week.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.
We've fact-checked statements from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as well as from the Republican reaction. We'll be posting more fact-checks as we finish them.
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