Articles from February, 2016

Fact-checking the talking point about an 80-year Supreme Court 'tradition'

Republicans say President Barack Obama shouldn't nominate anyone to replace Justice Antonin Scalia because of an 80-year precedent. We examine this talking point.   Also: Did Cruz gin up Iowa voter histories?

Did Ted Cruz gin up Iowa voter histories?

Just before Iowa’s presidential caucuses, Ted Cruz’s campaign poked some Hawkeye State voters with mailers criticized as deceptive by the state’s chief elections official. Could it be too that Cruz concocted personal voting histories for Iowans (and their neighbors) who got the mailers?

PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

The Iowa caucuses are over the GOP race and the rivalries will likely intensify. But which attacks are based in fact and which are baseless accusations?