Saturday, August 29th, 2015

All stories featuring Bernie Sanders

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

A closer look at an old Bernie Sanders talking point

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently revived one of his old talking points about middle-class income stagnation. Sanders doesn't make the claim anymore, but it was interesting enough for us to take a deeper look at whether it's accurate.

The backstory behind Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Listeners were surprised to hear public radio host Diane Rehm ask Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders whether he was a dual citizen of the United States and Israel.

Bernie Sanders and the Truth-O-Meter

With Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to announce soon that he’s running for president in 2016, we thought we’d take a look back at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.   • In Context: What Baltimore's mayor said about space for rioters • Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power • Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

Bernie Sanders says half of Americans have less than $10,000 in savings accounts

Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont mulling a run for president, told an Austin crowd a lot of Americans have very little saved for a rainy day.   MOSTLY TRUE.

Is the Walmart family wealthier than 40 percent of the United States?

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders keeps tweeting about the wealth gap.

Holidays prompt outbreak of truthiness

Folks must be feeling goodwill toward their fellow man this holiday season. Last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia experienced an outbreak of truthiness. Washington lawmakers found some accurate things to say about federal programs on the homeless and President Barack Obama's proposed tax compromise that just worked its way through Congress. We also uncovered some truths about Georgia public higher education and our beloved Atlanta Braves. We're shocked. And relieved. Happy Holidays.  Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

Fact-checking the estate tax

Critics on both sides of the political aisle criticize the estate tax estate tax portion of the compromise plan on taxes. We check one from each side.

Bernie Sanders talks and talks. Are his facts right?

The Vermont senator's filibuster includes facts we happened to be checking from his Nov. 30 speech. He earns a True and a False.