Articles from October, 2011

Chris Christie’s ‘Pants on Fire’ draws chilly responses from NJ.com readers

In emails and comments on NJ.com, PolitiFact New Jersey readers questioned the Pants on Fire ruling given to Gov. Chris Christie for referring to the national health care reform as a "government takeover."  

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter rates claims on Democratic tax hikes; $1B state budget surplus

See how the Truth-O-Meter ruled this past weekend on claims about the number and effects of Democratic tax increases, and how much of a surplus a former Republican governor left the state.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 5:15 a.m.

NJ.com readers offer mixed reactions to Paul Mulshine’s column on Social Security

Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine gives his take on a recent ruling from PolitiFact New Jersey, and gets mixed responses from NJ.com readers.  

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter looks at the future of Social Security; checks claims in political campaign mailer

In case you missed them, check out our latest rulings from the weekend.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 5:15 a.m.

Chris Christie versus the Truth-O-Meter

With Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he would not run for president, PolitiFact New Jersey recaps the governor's history against the Truth-O-Meter.  

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

Putting Chris Christie to the test on job creation

As Chris Christie ponders entering the Republican presidential race, his critics have already begun attacking his record in office. Here we take up two claims about job creation on his watch in New Jersey.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 3:39 p.m.

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