Articles from November, 2011

Pat Boone earns his first Pants on Fire

Yes, THAT Pat Boone! The singer is way off-tune in an Ohio campaign commercial that tries to scare seniors. Ain't that a shame?

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.

Answering reader questions about Medicare

Readers weighed in after we reviewed a statement from Sen. Rob Portman on the costs of Medicare. Portman had described the program as unsustainable, and said a couple retiring today will get $3 in benefits for every $1 they paid into the program. That sparked a number of questions. Here's some answers.

Checking John Boehner on millionaire taxes, impact on small businesses

Will increasing taxes on millionaires squelch job creation?     That’s been an often repeated assertion of Republican leaders like House Speaker John Boehner. But how well does that argument hold up on the Truth-O-Meter?