Bernie Sanders's file


Independent from Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is an independent who caucuses with Democrats. In May 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

Sanders's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Sanders's statements for that ruling.

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Bernie Sanders's website

Recent statements involving Bernie Sanders

Recent stories featuring Bernie Sanders

Fact-checking a viral graphic critical of Bernie Sanders

The graphic includes 12 claims, which range from basically accurate to highly misleading.

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.

Bernie Sanders — socialist or democratic socialist?

Readers asked if we were accurately describing Bernie Sanders as a socialist, so we dug into the term and its background.


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The week in fact-checks (video)

Sanders hitting same themes as years ago

As the race for the  2016 presidential nominations heats up, PolitiFact Georgia is taking time to remind readers of our fact-checks from the candidates.

Each week, we alternate between the large Republican field and the relatively small Democratic offering. Today, we look at our checks on claims made by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who is making waves in the Democratic race.


Six fact-checks related to African-American issues

As Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, we look at some of our fact-checks of the 2016 presidential candidates’ comments on the black community.