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Texas top 5: Government surveys and Obama drone strikes

Our fact checks of claims about the U.S. Census Bureau and President Barack Obama having a hand in assassinating citizens were readers’ favorite fact checks in March.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 09:52 a.m.

Is healthcare.gov working 'great' now?

President Barack Obama has said it is, but we decided to dig deeper to see how the website performs for consumers, health insurance companies and state officials.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 03:50 p.m.

Did Clint Eastwood sign anti-Obama chain email?

A reader wondered if Clint Eastwood wrote a recent anti-Obama chain email signed "Clint." We failed to reach Eastwood, but doubts have been aired.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

In February's High Five race: Barack Obama, Scott Walker and some other guys

The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car. All over the map.  

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

In context: What Obama said about "fundamentally transforming" the nation

When President Barack Obama said he had no plans to "fundamentally transform" the nation during a Super Bowl Sunday interview, that sent some viewers back to the archives to find a 2008 quote.

By Tim Ryan :: Published on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 03:00 p.m.

Obama on Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter

Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama. With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

On eve of the State of the Union address, a look at income inequality

Income inequality is an issue that PolitiFact has analyzed frequently since we started fact-checking political claims in 2007. So as President Barack Obama prepares to focus on income inequality in the State of the Union address, we thought it was a good time to review some of these claims, from both sides.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

Fact-checking Obama's 2014 State of the Union

We've checked Obama's State of the Union facts on wages, climate change, energy policy and our economic competition with China, as well as claims from reponses.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

The 500 fact-checks of President Barack Obama

It was 2007 when a young senator from Illinois arrived on the national scene and launched a campaign for president. By coincidence, that’s the same year PolitiFact launched. We’ve been fact-checking the man who became President Barack Obama ever since. Recently we published our 500th fact-check on Obama.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

On eve of the State of the Union address, a look at income inequality

As President Barack Obama puts the finishing touches on his State of the Union address, we take a look at one of the themes he's expected to bring up: income inequality.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 09:15 a.m.

How many people have been saved from poverty by unemployment insurance?

President Barack Obama marshaled a statistic on his Facebook page to show the value of long-term unemploymet benefits. But how accurate is it?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.

Chain emails claim this picture's 'worth $678 million'

Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received. Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?

By Sue Owen :: Published on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 fact-checks of 2013

Fact-checks about Trayvon Martin, Obamacare and the federal government shutdown were among PolitiFact Florida’s most read items in 2013.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 01:18 p.m.

Fact-checking immigration: A year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration legislation, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims from all sides.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 07:49 a.m.

The Top Ten of 2013

Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month. But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.

Obamacare claims rarely get clean bill of health

If you wanted to ignite an argument in Georgia, and the rest of the nation, in 2013, you just had to say one word: Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act -- its official name -- became a lightning rod of controversy and a springboard for political pontificating. President Barack Obama’s assurance that if you like your health care plan you can keep it was named PolitiFact’s "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact editors. PolitiFact readers also selected it as their "Lie of the Year" with 59 percent of the vote. It was a landslide. The next highest vote total went to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for his contention that Congress is exempt from the health care law. But that only got 8 percent of the vote. Summaries of a few of our favorite Obamacare fact checks from 2013 can be found below. To comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own, go to our Facebook page  (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter through our Twitter handle @politifactga. Full versions, including full coverage of the Lie of the Year, can be found at  www.politifact.com/georgia/.

By Jim Tharpe :: Published on Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Fact-checking immigration: PolitiFact's year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims on both sides.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.

The president gets asked about winning PolitiFact's Lie of the Year

But he pretty much sidestepped the question during his final press conference of the year.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 06:00 p.m.

Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it'

PolitiFact has chosen the most significant falsehood of the year: President Barack Obama's repeated statement, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 04:44 p.m.

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