Articles from May, 2012

Flip-O-Meter, Truth-O-Meter rule on Christie, Booker statements

Claims about transportation financing, Obama's level of federal spending checked.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

PolitiFact New Jersey revisits claims on veterans, missing service members

As Americans recognize Memorial Day, we're reviewing related fact-checks put to the Truth-O-Meter

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter tests claims by Jon Runyan, Cory Booker

Runyan gets a False, Booker a True, on their claims about solvency of Medicare, percentage of blacks incarcerated in New Jersey.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

In context: Cory Booker and the 'nauseating' ads

Newark Mayor Cory Booker touched off a kerfuffle when he criticized the Obama campaign for hammering Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Booker's video response was interpreted as a backtrack. But how much did he really backtrack?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 3:44 p.m.

Pro-Christie ad highlights balanced budgets as part of “reform movement”

But PolitiFact New Jersey found that balancing the state budget is a requirement under the state constitution

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

2 Democrats fare poorly in weekend claims checked against the Truth-O-Meter

Claims about job loss, support of tax cuts for wealthy earn Mostly False, Pants on Fire rulings

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Rep. Bill Pascrell mixes up rulings against Rep. Steve Rothman

A news release and an e-mail from Pascrell's campaign labeled one of our rulings as False, when the actual verdict was Mostly False

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

In Context: Rep. Bill Pascrell discusses health care reform, not tax cuts, on ‘Hardball’

Rep. Steve Rothman used a clip of the interview to suggest Pascrell admitted supporting "more tax cuts for the rich"

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Obama announces support for gay marriage

With the president's announcement, PolitiFact New Jersey revisits fact checks on gay marriage

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

Republicans, Democrats hope to break with 40 years of election history

New Jersey voters haven't sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate or a Democratic woman to the House of Representatives in nearly four decades.

By Erin O'Neill, Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter rates claims from both political parties Mostly False

Attack claims from Democrats, Republicans against opposing party are less than accurate.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter vets candidates' claims on taxes

PolitiFact New Jersey checks statements from candidates for Congress.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

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