We find some truth, some exaggerations and a Pants-on-Fire falsehood at the dual debates in New Hampshire.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, January 6th, 2008 at 06:56 p.m.
They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 10:46 a.m.
Our Top 10 Truth-O-Meter rulings cover the Pledge of Allegiance, military shrinkage and crime linkage. We also examine whether God has a position on the Iowa caucuses.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, December 17th, 2007 at 04:37 p.m.
We surveyed the 16 candidates to find out which ones have visited Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. As of December 2007, nine have. Here are our findings along with a brief synopsis of each candidate's position on the war, taken from their Web sites.
By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 05:24 p.m.
In an essay, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair explains why facts are important — and why we nitpick.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 04:39 p.m.
Clinton and Richardson are right that Americans are frustrated with long college aid forms, but their numbers don't add up.
By Jeffrey S. Solochek :: Published on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 06:25 p.m.
The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 06:32 p.m.
The candidates have been making boasts and attacking each other over who has the most experience. We check their math.
By Michael Van Sickler :: Published on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 at 05:13 p.m.
Bill Richardson and other critics overstate the drawbacks of John Edwards' decision to take public financing
By Tom Tobin :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2007 at 07:08 p.m.
To illustrate his concerns about a fence between the United States and Mexico, Bill Richardson cites problems with the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall. But the history of those famous fences is not so clear.
By Tom Tobin :: Published on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 at 06:34 p.m.
Just below the frontrunners, two Democrats tussle over Iraq.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 03:02 p.m.
To stand out in the field of Iraq opponents, the Democratic candidates are angling to be first or best or most opposed.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, October 1st, 2007 at 07:49 p.m.
More than a year ago, the Delaware Democrat offered a plan on Iraq. But he's no longer the only one.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 14th, 2007 at 04:47 p.m.
The Democrats toss around lots of numbers in the Univision debate. They're right about health insurance and the border fence, but miss the mark on NAFTA.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, September 10th, 2007 at 11:59 a.m.
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