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Break out the marshmallows!

It's double Pants on Fire! day at We check a chain e-mail on illegal immigrants and comments from TV and radio personality Glenn Beck.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 07:45 p.m.

Obama's birth certificate: Final chapter. This time we mean it!

We address continued Internet speculation on the document.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 07:12 p.m.

Chain e-mail sings familiar tune with new chorus

A new chain e-mail makes the familiar (false) claim that Obama is a Muslim, with a new (false) twist that he's flying "Hamas refugees" to the United States — and a senator takes it seriously.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 05:08 p.m.

E-mail distorts Daschle comment on seniors

By simply moving a quotation mark, a chain e-mail distorts a comment from the former senator.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 03:22 p.m.

Mad Money: The AIG edition

Members of Congress are outraged over bonuses for AIG. We check their facts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 05:39 p.m.

Chain e-mails are back — and they're still wrong

Get ready to hit the Delete key. Chain e-mails are making a resurgence and landing in your inbox. We check two of them and find they're Pants on Fire wrong.

By Bill Adair, Alexander Lane :: Published on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 04:27 p.m.

Talking hope, on the 50-yard line

In a Denver football stadium, Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination. We check his facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 11:25 p.m.

Return of the tax attack chain e-mail!

Just in time for summer, anonymous e-mailers send out a new twist on an old favorite: Barack Obama will raise your taxes! We find numerous inaccuracies.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 06:26 p.m.

PolitiFact's greatest hits

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.

Obama targeted in chain e-mail

A chain e-mail says Barack Obama is unpatriotic because he "refused" to say the Pledge of Allegiance and did not put his hand over his heart. But it relies on a photo taken during the national anthem, not the pledge.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, November 8th, 2007 at 11:55 a.m.

Mud in your inbox

A Special Report: Chain e-mails spread rumors about candidates at warp speed. But they often distort the truth, as we found with one that falsely claims Hillary Clinton refused to meet with the Gold Star Mothers.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 10:41 p.m.

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