All stories featuring Fred Thompson

Rudy's Florida pitch

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.

By Robert Farley, John Frank :: Published on Friday, January 18th, 2008 at 07:51 p.m.

FACT SHEET: Immigration

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.

FACT SHEET: Who was in military?

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.

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.

Iowa nice

In the final Republican debate, Rudy Giuliani used some creative new math to exaggerate his record on adoptions, while Fred Thompson was on target about taxes.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, December 13th, 2007 at 06:40 p.m.

FACT SHEET: Who has been to Iraq?

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.

Looking for Mr. Right

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.

Taking stock of 'tax-hike Mike'

Fred Thompson says Mike Huckabee raised lots of taxes in Arkansas. Huckabee responds that he cut taxes "almost 100 times." We find Thompson on solid ground but Huckabee stretching the truth.

By Miranda Blue :: Published on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 at 04:29 p.m.

What's in a resume?

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.

Why Romney likes No Child Left Behind

Mitt Romney backs the Bush administration's key education accountability reforms, saying that high-stakes testing has worked wonders for his state.

By Jeffrey S. Solochek :: Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 04:19 p.m.

Thompson torn on torts

Update: Fred Thompson has a mixed record on tort reform. He's opposed some bills because of his preference for states' rights, but supported others.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 04:30 p.m.

Thompson's first role: factory worker

To counter his history in Hollywood and Washington, he tells of growing up in rural Tennessee.

By John Frank :: Published on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 04:38 p.m.

McCain overbids on eBay

The Republicans clashed on taxes, the economy and Iraq during a debate in Dearborn, Mich. They fumbled a few facts along the way.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, October 8th, 2007 at 07:33 p.m.

Romney's nuances on gay issues

Mitt Romney has consistently opposed gay marriage, but he changed positions on a constitutional amendment on civil unions.

By Miranda Blue, Ryan Kelly :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2007 at 02:34 p.m.

Thompson on his own, 99-1

He's consistently voted against giving the feds authority in state matters — even when it opposes conservative ideals.

By Wes Allison :: Published on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 05:58 p.m.

Thompson's gun claim low on ammo

He says more guns mean less crime. But the academic research is inconclusive.

By David Baumann :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 at 04:23 p.m.

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