The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.
We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts). We’ll be fact-checking speeches throughout the night and will update this story as we do.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.
President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Thursday to make his case for re-election. PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims by the President and others on the convention’s final day. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.
By Janel Davis :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 09:22 a.m.
We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts).
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 09:31 p.m.
The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, PolitiFact fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida. We edged in with a check of Ted Cruz's comparison of national debt to the Gross Domestic Product.
Hurricane Isaac may have shut down the Republican National Convention on Monday. But the Truth-O-Meter was unstoppable. PolitiFact arrived in Tampa just as former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a surprise endorsement of President Barack Obama in The Tampa Bay Times. He served as governor as a Republican, then ran an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as an independent. We completed two fact-checks that touched on Crist’s endorsement. Medicare remained a chief concern as the festivities began. Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney accused Obama of hypocrisy, while his vice presidential pick, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, said the Romney-Ryan plan "does not affect" benefits for anyone 55 or older. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page or find us on Twitter. PolitiFact will provide daily Truth-O-Meter updates on the GOP before moving on to Charlotte next week to keep tabs on the Democrats.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, we fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 05:20 p.m.
We've been so busy covering the hectic first weeks of the 2011 Florida legislative session, we forgot to celebrate an important milestone. We've turned 1. Read about our busy first year.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 06:42 a.m.
The launch on Jan. 1, 2011, of our Scott-O-Meter certainly piqued the interest of many of our readers. The most overwhelming comment we heard -- why don't you track the promises of President Barack Obama? Well, we do.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 11:12 a.m.
After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him.
No matter the results Tuesday, the biggest loser in Florida's epic 2010 election season may be the truth.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 09:03 p.m.
When we sweep all the Pants on Fire rulings from this campaign into one pile, we've got quite a bonfire. Read on to see what we said – if you can stand the heat…
Independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek went on the offensive against Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio during a live CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate on Oct. 24, 2010. Who scored points with the Truth-O-Meter?
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 06:02 p.m.
Did Marco Rubio really say MSNBC's Keith Olbermann should leave the country? Is Kendrick Meek's tax cut math right? Can Charlie Crist finally shed the flip-flop label? These are just a few of the questions PolitiFact Florida examined following the Oct. 24, 2010, hourlong debate on CNN.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 05:56 p.m.
The final countdown begins. Early voting opens today, Oct. 18, 2010, throughout Florida, and the candidates shift into overdrive for their final two-week push with several debates scheduled for the U.S. Senate and governor's races.
By John Bartosek :: Published on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 10:28 a.m.
No-party Gov. Charlie Crist, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio tossed out numbers galore in the Senate debate. Fortunately, we've been checking the facts.
By John Bartosek :: Published on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 03:54 p.m.
No-party Gov. Charlie Crist, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio tossed out numbers galore in the Oct. 6, 2010, U.S. Senate debate aired on ABC stations in Florida. Fortunately, we've been checking the facts.
By John Bartosek :: Published on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.
Charlie Crist and former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer took their families to Disney World in 2009. Republican donors paid more than $11,000 for the weekend getaway. But did they help pick up Crist's tab?
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 07:04 p.m.
A top Democratic operative says in a blog post that Charlie Crist can't win his independent campaign for the U.S. Senate because his personal poll numbers are plummeting.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 10:59 a.m.
Charlie Crist’s hasty exit from the GOP Senate race, the rise of the tea party movement, the Gulf oil spill, and Arizona’s controversial immigration bill are making it difficult for candidates to stay consistent. But the switcheroos are keeping our Flip-O-Meter busy.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.
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