Articles from October, 2013

‘If you like your health insurance, you can keep it’

Obama’s old comments come back to haunt him as the health care law enters a critical point of implementation. We review our key fact-checks on the issue.

Fact-checking attacks on Common Core school standards

PolitiFact affiliates, including those in Florida and Georgia, have looked at claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.

Ten questions about the debt ceiling

Confused about what the debt ceiling is? As the government hurtles toward a possible default, here is an FAQ by PolitiFact's national staff about the debt ceiling and why it's important to every American.

PolitiFact to launch PunditFact, checking pundits and media figures

PunditFact will be dedicated to fact-checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.

A fact-checker's nightmare: Shutdown shutters Census, BLS, other sites

One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown are statistical websites used by ordinary Americans ... and fact-checkers.