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Articles from November, 2011

Recession may be over, but what about jobs?

Unemployed people and no job growth -- the Truth-O-Meter ruled this weekend on claims about these topics.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Pennies And Nickels Leave Holiday Shoppers Short-Changed

The latest ruling from the Truth-O-Meter reveals that it costs more to produce pennies and nickels than the value of the coins themselves.

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

PolitiFact's guide to Thanksgiving dinner

Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails? Here's our guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until  you need it.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter dishes up weekend rulings on school lunch program, national debt

Truth-O-Meter covers the full rulings spectrum with a False and True for 2 GOP lawmakers.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Democratic Party Chairman Rejects 'False' Ruling

Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party, wrote a letter to The Star-Ledger, taking "vehement exception" to PolitiFact New Jersey's "False" ruling on his comments about Gov. Chris Christie

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

A federal millionaires' tax could hurt small business owners, congressman says

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen wrongly applies a statistic about business income and its potential impact on small businesses.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

From the Truth-O-Meter to the voting booth: New Jersey’s election results

With unofficial election results in, PolitiFact New Jersey revisits three races where campaign ads were put to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 5:00 a.m.

It's Election Day -- Go Vote

We offer a recap of weekend rulings from the Truth-O-Meter and in the spirit of Election Day today, look back at election-themed rulings on New Jersey political ads and statements.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Rating claims on pay-to-play and income tax rates, tallying political ad rulings

The Truth-O-Meter this weekend found that former Gov. James E. McGreevey did not end pay-to-play on county and state contracts as he claims, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney isn't to blame for New Jersey's income tax rates. And with a week to go before Election Day, review our Truth-O-Meter tallies on political ads circulating around the state.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

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