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Bridgegate: Were Fort Lee students 'children of Buono voters'?

As news linked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office to the George Washington Bridge lane closures in Fort Lee, we wondered about a text message then-Port Authority employee David Wildstein sent.

By Julie Kliegman :: Published on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

Christie, Buono claims go up against Truth-O-Meter

PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at some of the 19 gubernatorial campaign claims made by Gov. Chris Christie and Barbara Buono

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 7:40 a.m.

On Senate election day, the Truth-O-Meter reviews Booker, Lonegan claims

From the financial fate of the national Social Security system to crime in Newark, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at eight of the more than 20 claims made by Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

PolitiFact New Jersey remembers solemn anniversary

The Truth-O-Meter has tested claims about population growth in lower Manhattan, congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and whether the 9/11 hijackers had New Jersey driver's licenses.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

Frank Lautenberg claims recalled by Truth-O-Meter

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) went up against the Truth-O-Meter eight times on topics ranging from Amtrak funding to national healthcare and gun-control measures

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Gov. Chris Christie claims Scooby-Doo was his favorite show when he was 4 years old

Governor and 4-year-old boy discuss cartoons at Branchburg town hall meeting

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

Chris Christie's budget address included claims familiar to the Truth-O-Meter

Speech referenced handful of past claims, from the existence of a $13 billion deficit to where New Jersey ranks nationally in institutionalizing the mentally ill

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 a.m.

Frank Lautenberg versus the Truth-O-Meter: A look back

New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.

Obama praised, criticized in fact-checks on the Truth-O-Meter

As President Barack Obama takes the stage for his ceremonial inauguration, we’re revisiting claims made about the president by chain e-mails and politicians in the Garden State

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats

PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violence

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Cory Booker files paperwork for U.S. Senate; how's he done against the Truth-O-Meter?

Cory Booker has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that marks a first step toward his running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Happy New Year! PolitiFact New Jersey looks back on 2012 fact-checks, and ahead to the politics of 2013

From campaign-related claims to statements about tax cuts and job growth, PolitiFact New Jersey put the Truth-O-Meter to work

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.

Booker vs. the Truth-O-Meter

We look back at how Newark's mayor has done on claims ranging from crime to health care.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 11:10 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter hands down mixed results on gun claims

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shootings, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at past gun claims made by some members of the New Jersey congressional delegation.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 1:05 p.m.

Sen. Barbara Buono claims versus the Truth-O-Meter: Mostly True, Mostly False

The state senator from Middlesex County has had mixed results on claims about job gains, unemployment benefits and poverty

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

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