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The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

Examining some of Scott Walker's campaign missteps

We take a closer look at key moments that were viewed as gaffes during his presidential run.   Also: Our most-clicked items from Walker's run

Jobs fact-checks for Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our recent fact-checks about the labor market and employment statistics.

We're turning 5. A look at our most-clicked over 5 years

We review our items that got the most page-views since we launched five years ago.   In Context: What Scott Walker said about a wall with Canada

Fact-checking claims on climate change

President Barack Obama traveled to Alaska this week to highlight the impact of climate change. We look at a few claims about Obama's hypocrisy on the issue and by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a noted climate skeptic. 

10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we looked at President Barack Obama's campaign promises centered on the city of New Orleans. This special report is presented in conjunction with The Lens, a New Orleans-based public-interest newsroom.

Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917

We look into the history and evolution of a talking point -- the claim that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships now than it has at any time since World War I.  

Half-truths in the White House half-staff flag controversy

Outraged memes and headlines suggest President Barack Obama flew the White House flag at half-mast to mourn Whitney Houston but didn't do the same for the five servicemen murdered in Chattanooga, Tenn.    Was Donald Trump a 'draft dodger'?    

How do Barack Obama's criminal justice claims stack up?

As part of his agenda to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, President Barack Obama made some data-driven claims in a speech at the NAACP's national convention.

Factchecking Scott Walker's presidential announcement

In Monday's announcement speech, Wisconsin's Republican governor touched on several claims that we've reviewed before.   Our speech preview: More Walker factchecks

Fact-checking Scott Walker

With the Republican Wisconsin governor poised to announce for president, we analyze his campaign through the lens of his record on the Truth-O-Meter and the Flip-O-Meter.

Our June High Five: Readers ran to Walker items

Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.

Mailbag: Your interpretation is 'nutty'

Many readers were critical of our analysis of a claim by President Barack Obama on gun violence in America, plus other recent feedback on our fact-checks.

Barack Obama and the Truth-O-Meter after the Charleston murders

After a gunman shot and killed defenseless worshippers, President Barack Obama made a couple statements touching off the Truth-O-Meter.   Obama said the day after: "Now is the time for mourning and for healing. But let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency."   Separately, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel."   Obama's comments, checked by PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., came out MOSTLY FALSE and MOSTLY TRUE, respectively.

No, really -- it's True

They're relatively rare. But the statements we rate True are an interesting lot. Here are 10 of them.

The High Five: Heavily tilted to False

False, False, False, Pants on Fire. May 2015 was kind of a rough month for some folks on PolitiFact Wisconsin's Truth-O-Meter.

Rick Perry celebrates Iowa ice cream, reminding us of food fact checks

Rick Perry, in Iowa, took note of a town's claim to being some kind of ice cream history.   Traitor!   We kid. But Perry's tweet got us to wondering how often we get to check claims tied to what we eat.

Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power

There’s little question that President Barack Obama has faced a rocky foreign-policy landscape during his tenure. But is he philosophically opposed to having the United States take a leading role in the world? That's a claim Jeb Bush made in New Hampshire recently. We've taken a closer look.

Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power

• Speaking in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush took a shot at Barack Obama's beliefs in the importance of American leadership. But past speeches undermine Bush's claim.   • Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage • Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.