Which political party controls the U.S.. Senate could hinge on Georgia's battle for the seat being left open with Saxby Chambliss' retirement. Voters, and fact checkers, got a long look at GOP nominee David Perdue after the nine-week runoff campaign that ended last month. Democrat Michelle Nunn found herself in the spotlight shortly after that vote, with the accidental leak of a 144-page strategy memo from her campaign. Below are some of the fact checks connected to that memo and Nunn's bid for the seat.
By April Hunt :: Published on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
Fact-checks about tax savings and staffing cuts focus on decidedly local claims.
By April Hunt :: Published on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.
With Tuesday's runoff in the rearview mirror, election watchers now turn their attention to November. One of the most highly contested rates will be that of governor, with incumbent Republican Nathan Deal facing Jason Carter, a Democrat from Atlanta. PolitiFact Georgia is keeping close tabs on the close race. Already we have checked some claims in the race, especially on the key battleground issue of education.
By April Hunt :: Published on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 9:34 a.m.
PolitiFact Georgia has kept a close eye on a statewide race capturing national attention, the GOP runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination. With the election between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue Tuesday, we've put some of the claims we couldn't resist fact-checking in one spot.
By April Hunt :: Published on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.
PolitiFact and PunditFact have been seized with World Cup fever, so we've directed our enthusiasm into a few fact-checks.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 10:24 a.m.
Says he just sent his first text message
By Nancy Badertscher :: Published on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.
As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.
PolitiFact Georgia is the non-partisan fact-checking operation of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, which attempts to parse political truth from political fiction. Our fact-checkers have been keeping a close eye on Georgia’s candidates for office as the May 20 Primary Election nears.
By Nancy Badertscher :: Published on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.
Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Income inequality is an issue that PolitiFact has analyzed frequently since we started fact-checking political claims in 2007. So as President Barack Obama prepares to focus on income inequality in the State of the Union address, we thought it was a good time to review some of these claims, from both sides.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
It was 2007 when a young senator from Illinois arrived on the national scene and launched a campaign for president. By coincidence, that’s the same year PolitiFact launched. We’ve been fact-checking the man who became President Barack Obama ever since. Recently we published our 500th fact-check on Obama.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
In the four-plus decades since his death, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has become, perhaps, the most quoted and misquoted figured in America. With today being King’s birthday, PolitiFact Georgia thought it would be timely to look at some claims concerning the Atlanta native and civil rights legend. Not surprisingly, many of these claims needed some context or were flat-out wrong. Here is a round-up on a few fact-checks involving King. Want to to comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own? Just go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter on @politifactga.
By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
If you wanted to ignite an argument in Georgia, and the rest of the nation, in 2013, you just had to say one word: Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act -- its official name -- became a lightning rod of controversy and a springboard for political pontificating. President Barack Obama’s assurance that if you like your health care plan you can keep it was named PolitiFact’s "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact editors. PolitiFact readers also selected it as their "Lie of the Year" with 59 percent of the vote. It was a landslide. The next highest vote total went to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for his contention that Congress is exempt from the health care law. But that only got 8 percent of the vote. Summaries of a few of our favorite Obamacare fact checks from 2013 can be found below. To comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own, go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter through our Twitter handle @politifactga. Full versions, including full coverage of the Lie of the Year, can be found at www.politifact.com/georgia/.
By Jim Tharpe :: Published on Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
The Atlanta Braves and Falcons were big news off the playing field in 2013. Both teams were victorious in their quests to win local approval to build new, high-priced sports facilities, but there was vigorous public debate and countless claims to sway metro Atlantans for or against the plans. PolitiFact Georgia tried to play referee throughout the year to determine the accuracy of some of these claims. Most of the statements had some truth in them, but there was typically some missing context. Below are some of our fact checks and findings. To comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own, go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter through our Twitter handle @politifactga. Full versions, including full coverage of the Lie of the Year, can be found at www.politifact.com/georgia/.
By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
PolitiFact attempts to parse political truth from political fiction. We find plenty of fiction. But it’s important to remember that PolitiFact Georgia also discovers that politicians and power brokers sometimes hit the nail squarely on the head. PolitiFact Georgia published more than 240 fact checks in 2013,and 37 of those rated True on the AJC Truth-O-Meter. That compared with 26 that were rated False and 17 that earned our lowest designation, Pants On Fire. The remainder fell in the Mostly True, Half True and Mostly False categories. Today we look at our favorite fact checks of 2013 where the politicians got it right. To comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own, go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). Full versions of the fact checks can be found at: www.politifact.com/georgia/. You can also find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga) or @politifactga.
By Jim Tharpe :: Published on Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
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