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Fact-checking the debate over food stamps

Democrats assailed a Republican decision to pass a farm bill in the House without addressing food stamps, breaking a tradition dating back to the 1970s. We checked a claim related to food stamps -- that "more Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector." We found multiple problems with the comparison.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 01:23 p.m.

The veep-stakes

With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.

Looking back at trues and falses in debt ceiling debate

The debt ceiling debate appears to be slouching toward a conclusion -- at least for now. We look back at some of the fact-checks that PolitiFact and its state affiliates have done on the issue.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 05:40 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter works hard during federal debt debate

The daily back-and-forth in Washington over the federal government’s finances has provided numerous opportunities for the Truth-O-Meter and PolitiFact researchers.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 04:02 p.m.

Fact-checking the West-Wasserman Schultz feud

Allen West called Debbie Wasserman Schultz "the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives."

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 10:32 a.m.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 items of 2010

PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 04:16 p.m.

Fact-checking the unbelievable 2010 election campaigns

No matter the results Tuesday, the biggest loser in Florida's epic 2010 election season may be the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 09:03 p.m.

If you can stand the heat, we've got Pants on Fire for you!

When we sweep all the Pants on Fire rulings from this campaign into one pile, we've got quite a bonfire. Read on to see what we said – if you can stand the heat…

By John Bartosek, Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson, Aaron Sharockman, Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 12:26 p.m.

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