Sunday, May 24th, 2015

All stories featuring Bernie Sanders

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.