Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.
By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 03:26 p.m.
In a TV ad aimed at voters in Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes claims about cutting taxes, welfare reform and a national insurance fund. We find he's mostly right on two, but wrong on the other.
A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 06:11 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.
Presidential candidates often make historical references to emphasize points or justify positions. A lot of the time, though, they get their facts wrong -- to the dismay of historians.
By John Frank :: Published on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 at 05:28 p.m.
Each of the candidates running for the Republican nomination for president claims to be a conservative. And each one is -- to a point.
By Wes Allison :: Published on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 03:23 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.
The candidates from both parties want to distill the SCHIP debate into nuggets that satisfy their base voters.
By David Baumann :: Published on Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 05:42 p.m.
In a New Hampshire debate, the GOP candidates discuss immigration, Iraq and chicken dinners for Guantanamo detainees. Some of their facts aren't quite right.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 04:16 p.m.
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