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Articles from April, 2012

Star-Ledger wins award for launch of Truth-O-Meter

PolitiFact New Jersey's arrival in the Garden State earns a press association honor.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

PolitiFact and MTV team up for fantasy politics game

MTV will be using our Truth-O-Meter ratings to help power its new game, "Fantasy Politics '12." Players will gain or lose points based on the ratings candidates earn from PolitiFact.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter hands out False, True rulings on weekend claims

Claims checked about location of Mason-Dixon Line, cost of tolls to New York versus New Jersey income taxes.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Cory Booker says Newark led nation in reducing shootings, murders during his first mayoral term

The Brick City did see reductions in both crimes during that time, but did it lead the nation? PolitiFact New Jersey isn't so sure.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Pants on Fire, Half True rulings issued on weekend Truth-O-Meter claims

Claims about a gas boycott, impact of no income tax on job growth reviewed.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Dems, GOP each get a Mostly False from the Truth-O-Meter

Weekend claims about Medicaid funding, state budget revenue sources contain a hint of truth.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Christie claim about union dues for nonmembers of NJEA garners more than 100 comments

Readers debate rationale behind governor raising issue of union fees for non NJEA members.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter rates False weekend claims by Rep. Frank LoBiondo, NJGOP

Claims about the real cost of the federal health care plan, who gets the credit for New Jersey having a low risk of corruption go up against the Truth-O-Meter.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

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