The most recent articles on PolitiFact Georgia

About that big Thanksgiving meal ...

Just how hefty is the food on our tables this Thanksgiving - and some of the folks gathered there? Let PolitiFact serve up the answers.

Checking claims from the Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley squared off Saturday night in Iowa. See our latest fact-checks from the CBS Democratic presidential debate.

Democratic hopefuls back for second debate

The remaining three candidates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will appear in their second debate Saturday, just a week after the latest debate among the GOP contenders. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take the stage in Iowa at 9 p.m., and the debate will air live on CBS and its radio affiliates. Click on the headline to see a sampling of fact-checks on those candidates.

Top fact-checks from the GOP debate in Milwaukee

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

GOP hopefuls prepare for another debate

Eight candidates will share the stage for the next prime time GOP presidential debate. Get ready by seeing how they stand up in recent fact-checks.

Reagan fact-check still tops in Georgia

A nearly three-year old check about President Reagan’s support of an assault weapon’s ban was PolitiFact Georgia’s most-read post in October. Looks into the Georgia Bulldogs’ odds of beating Alabama and the Twitter of account of a "Congressman" from Georgia also fared well.  

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

The weird and wacky Truth-O-Meters of late

National politics and claims from Georgia leaders have been keeping PolitiFact busy, but not so busy our scribes couldn't look into some stranger claims connected to the Peach State lately.  

Democrats to take debate stage

The first official debate of the 2016 Democratic race for president airs in prime-time Tuesday night from Las Vegas. The debate, which airs live at 9 p.m. on CNN, features frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. PolitiFact will live Tweet during the debates and share fact-checks we’ve done of the candidates’ past statements. Check them a sampling below.  

Trump holds rally in Atlanta on Saturday

Everywhere Donald Trump goes, people anxiously await his next soundbite. And he rarely disappoints. Trump travels to Atlanta on Saturday to host a noon rally at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross. His visit comes after having his invite to a Red State meeting here in August rescinded because of a comment he made about a female debate moderator. Sometimes, his political enemies have tried to use his words against him. For instance, someone tweeted that Trump campaign hats with his "Make America Great Again" slogan were actually made in China. PolitiFact investigated and rated that attack Pants on Fire (Click headline to see more.)

A look at LGBT claims in Georgia

Gay rights issues - from marriage between same-sex couples to religious liberty proposals on the state level - have been in the news this year. As Atlanta prepares to celebrate the Pride Festival this weekend, we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of the statements and claims on those issues this year.  

Looking at local claims

Georgia political leaders and thinkers have made plenty of claims lately that have gotten lost in the din of presidential hopefuls. PolitiFact Georgia has paid attention, though, and checked out some of the statements from the Peach State. Read more on by clicking through on the headline.

Graham promoting himself as foreign policy expert

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina may be the ultimate Washington insider in the Republican race for president — having spent more a third of his life in Congress. Graham, who was first elected to Congress in 1994, is hoping to build a broad base on one positive aspect of those years of experience: his command of foreign policy. But so far that’s not showing up in the polls. Graham’s statements have hit the Truth-O-Meter 12 times, earning two each True, Mostly True, Mostly False and False ratings and four Half True ratings. He had no statements with PolitiFact’s lowest rating Pants on Fire. Click the headline to see a sampling of those checks. 

Jindal tries for GOP nod from back of the pack

Eleven of the 17 candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president will be on the main stage at the second debate Wednesday. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, trailing in the polls, won't be among them. As part of PolitiFact's ongoing series examining statesment from candidates on both sides of the aisle, today we look at claims made by Jindal, who will again appear in the "undercard" debate prior to the main event.

Fact checking Marco Rubio

As we near the the next national GOP debate on Sept. 16, political watchers are keeping an eye on polls to see who in the crowded field will make the stage for CNN's broadcast. As part of PolitiFact's ongoing series examining statesment from candidates on both sides of the aisle, today we look at claims from one of the standouts of the first debate in August, Marco Rubio, Florida's junior senator.