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Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Income inequality in Texas, Maxine Waters' secret edge, Obama on D-Day: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup leads off with a claim touching on income inequality and just gets sharper from there.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Hillary Clinton, Obama's VA silence, a Common Core claim in flames: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's roundup focuses on two themes -- The VA care controvery and Hillary Clinton's likely 2016 presidential run

By Dana Tims :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 p.m.

Recent factchecks and articles about veterans and the military

Over the past year, we have done a number of articles related to veterans and the military. They include factchecks of statements made by Wisconsin congressional representatives Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore, among others.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 08:43 a.m.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

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 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 going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. and have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received. Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build

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.

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