Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Janie Har

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Janie Har

Mostly True

Latest is 45 percent of Oregon students in Oregon state universities

Mostly True

It's the average debt -- for those who have debt.

Half-True

Depends on how you calculate costs

Half-True

Maybe more, maybe less, maybe not until next day of business

Recent stories from Janie Har

Top 16 myths about the health care law

Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.

Top 16 myths about the health care law

Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.

When the Truth-O-Meter combusts

We've fact-checked several claims recently that have received our worst rating -- Pants on Fire! Here's a quick rundown of the inaccuracies on topics from abortion to the federal income tax.

'It's on page 107 of the health care bill!'

Chain emails about the health care law are zooming to an inbox near you. Are they accurate? Not so much.

Fact-checking more claims about the sequester

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Fact-checking more claims about the sequester

Broad-based cuts to the federal budget are starting to have an impact on states and cities. We look at our latest round of fact-checks on the cuts known as sequestration.

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012

The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.

Fact-checks of Christmases past

Not even the holiday is exempt from political claims! Here are a few fact-checks from our archive for your stocking.

Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts

With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.

The 2010 e-mail Hall of Shame, election edition

We review the most persistent chain e-mails and why they're just not true.