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Articles from September, 2012

PAC's newspaper ad makes multiple false claims about Obama

The ad from the Government is Not God PAC has run in papers in Ohio and Florida. We put its claims to the Truth-O-Meter. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

By Becky Bowers, Jon Greenberg, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead, Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.

Romney ad goes on offense about defense cuts

We fact-check a claim from a Mitt Romney campaign ad that says President Barack Obama wants to cut the defense budget. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 3:26 p.m.

A closer look at 'redistribution'

We look into comments from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on redistribution and find it's long been a part of U.S. tax policy. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 11:56 a.m.

Fact-checking Romney's private fundraiser remarks

Grainy video of Mitt Romney talking to big-dollar donors May 17  in Florida has the political world in a tizzy.     PolitiFact has looked into Romney’s remarks in the secretly recorded video and fact-checked several of the comments. Several abbreviated versions of those fact-checks appear below.         Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

By Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 7:18 p.m.

Did the U.S. embassy in Cairo make an apology?

Returning to a frequent theme of his campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday charged that the Obama administration, through a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, made an "apology" to Islamic radicals. We take a closer look. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new fact checks morning, noon and night.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 10:08 a.m.

Is 'In God We Trust' still on U.S. coins?

On the campaign trail recently, Mitt Romney brought up an issue that sounded familiar to us: the question of whether "In God We Trust" has been removed from U.S. coins. PolitiFact looked into it. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new fact checks morning, noon and night.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.

On final night in Charlotte, Obama takes the stage

We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts). We’ll be fact-checking speeches throughout the night and will update this story as we do.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

Democrats wrap up convention with Obama re-election appeal

President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Thursday to make his case for re-election. PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims by the President and others on the convention’s final day. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 9:22 a.m.

Democrats make case for Obama re-election

The Democrats wrapped up their convention Thursday night in Charlotte with President Barack Obama making his case for four more years on the job. Prior to the president’s culminating speech, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims made by former President Bill Clinton and political leaders during convention appearances. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Bill Clinton sets the stage for President Obama

Former President Bill Clinton made the case for President Barack Obama’s re-election Wednesday night in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. The AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims made by Clinton and others during the convention’s second day. We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

Democrats on offensive before President Obama’s convention speech

President Barack Obama makes his case tonight for four more years in office during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Before he takes the stage, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested a few more claims made this week during the convention by Democratic leaders. We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.  

By Janel Davis :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Political issues revisited as Democrats convene in Charlotte

Democrats head into the second day of their convention in Charlotte, trying to convince voters that President Barack Obama deserves another four-year term. PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter will be monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

The lists: Barack Obama's Top 10 Broken and Kept promises

Has the president kept his promises?

By Angie Drobnic Holan, J.B. Wogan :: Published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 9:04 a.m.

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