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Articles from January, 2011

Truth-O-Meter points needle at state politics

Georgia’s political engine is revved up for this year’s legislative session, and the Truth-O-Meter and Deal-O-Meter are, too. Last week’s focus was on state issues -- ethics laws, health insurance and a major overhaul of the tax system. There was good and bad news. New Gov. Nathan Deal made headway on two campaign promises. Others’ claims on taxes and ethics lacked truthiness.  Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

Fact-checking Obama's State of the Union

Obama struck a centrist tone in his second State of the Union speech, arguing for corporate tax cuts and fewer government regulations.

The Truth-O-Meter's got your number

Politicians, the Truth-O-Meter’s got your number. Or rather, numbers. Georgia’s leaders use all kinds of statistics to shore up their stances. Some mean exactly what politicians claim. Others? Not so much. Last week, we analyzed numbers on Snowpocalypse 2011, the safety of the nation’s food supply, immigration and health care. For extra measure, we added up President Barack Obama’s batting average. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

The Obama halftime report

At the mid-point in Obama's four-year term, PolitiFact reviews how he's done with his campaign promises.

PolitiFact Georgia cranks up the Deal-O-Meter

Like the Truth-O-Meter? Then meet the Deal-O-Meter. AJC PolitiFact Georgia's new gizmo detects whether our freshly minted governor, Nathan Deal, lives up to his campaign promises. We rolled it out just in time for Inauguration Day on Monday. It has already ruled on promises Deal made on ethics, personal finances and a slew of other issues.  Not that the Truth-O-Meter is idle. We sent it to south central Georgia to learn about wild hogs, then to D.C. for an item on the national debt. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

Truth-O-Meter rattles saber, burns britches

Last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia's Truth-O-Meter emerged from its holiday slumber and rattled its saber.   First, it made quick work of claims on subjects including corporate tax rates, Atlanta's budget and whether DeKalb is the "greenest" county in America. Then, in honor of the Civil War's sesquicentennial, it burned some britches for a group's claim that blacks fought in droves for the Confederacy. The Truth-O-Meter takes no prisoners. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.