The State of the Union address -- and Joni Ernst's Republican response -- were some of the biggest draws in January for PolitiFact readers.
You'd think in an election year we'd hear more about the gubernatorial candidates, but the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants and birth control were popular topics, too.
With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter
Help PolitiFact fund a Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response
As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.
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.
Quietly, negotiators from 12 nations, including the United States, have been hammering out a major trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We looked at what it would take to get an agreement through Congress.
A realistic-looking United Nations document says the confiscation of civilian firearms is on its way. But we checked with the U.N. and discovered that the document is just a clever fake.
Chain emails about the health care law are zooming to an inbox near you. Are they accurate? Not so much.
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.
Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails? Here's our annual guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until you need it.
Did you get the chain email that claims the health care law will institute a new tax on home sales?
It boldly proclaims that the health care law includes "a 3.8% sales tax" on "all real estate transactions." The claim has persistently circulated for two years, but there's just one catch: It's not true.
We ran it through the Truth-O-Meter.
A chain email claims that a lip-reading instructor for the River School has determined that at a 9/11 ceremony, Michelle Obama said, "All this for a damn flag." We check the facts.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review President Barack Obama's health care law, we review the falsehoods that simply won't stop.
Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails? Here's our guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until you need it.
Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails?
Here's our guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until you need it.
A clause in the law sparked a Pants on Fire chain e-mail that's still going strong.
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.
Chain e-mails keep the Truth-O-Meter in flames
Our in-box is full of chain e-mail! We check out claims on immigration, Muslim voters, gun laws, and taxing your health care benefits.
A chain e-mail claims the cap-and-trade bill would require people to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency. We find -- surprise! -- the chain e-mail is wrong.
An American Studies professor listed 90 accomplishments of the Obama administration and sent it to some Democratic friends, but the list went viral. We take a look to see if it's accurate.