In a July 2012 debate, Democratic U.S. Senate aspirant Paul Sadler bemoaned the federal debt, going so far as to invoke the latest Texan to serve as president. Our check of his claim placed No. 4 among reader favorites for the year.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
Truth-O-Meter checks claims about Sandy's wrath on Atlantic City, role of Latino vote in presidential election
Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg, Bob Menendez go up against Truth-O-Meter
By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.
Governor claim rates a Pants on Fire, senator's statement handed a Half True.
By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.
Experts say it wasn't just Obama -- he got critical help from President Bush.
By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 01:18 p.m.
Our check of a claim about increases in the federal debt under George W. Bush led us to a breakdown covering every president from Harry S Truman into Barack Obama's tenure.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 08:01 a.m.
A Democrat's claim about debt under George W. Bush led us to learning how much the public debt changed under every past president, starting with Truman.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
If you're interested in the Solyndra story, take a look at these fact checks.
Readers tell us how they would have rated certain statements.
By Ciara O'Rourke :: Published on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 03:46 p.m.
Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True. Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.
By :: Published on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
We're still deciding here in Texas what statements to test from President George W. Bush's memoir, but PolitiFact National has already checked a claim the 43rd Commander in Chief made while promoting his book.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.
Last week's themes were money and power. AJC PolitiFact Georgia used the Truth-O-Meter on General Assembly Republicans, who stripped power from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and cheerily called it a "power-sharing agreement.” We tested former President George W. Bush on his record on the national debt. And to mark the start of Atlanta's fledgling bid to bring back the Super Bowl, we looked at the last time the game came to town. The Atlanta Sports Council said its economic impact was $292 million. Was it really that much? Join us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest updates.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
In a rant, liberal TV host Ed Schultz suggested that the "problem" of Gen. Stanley McChrystal is something President Barack Obama "inherited from the Bush Administration." We beg to differ.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 05:46 p.m.
Rep. Steny Hoyer says 500 detainees were released from the detention center under President Bush. He's right about the number, but we have a quibble with his wording.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 06:28 p.m.
A chain e-mail is right that Obama replaced an American flag on the tail of his plane with his campaign logo, but the flag was really a corporate logo.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 05:31 p.m.
In what looks to be the new political wedge of this campaign, John McCain and Barack Obama exchange fire on the issue of presidential-level diplomacy.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 at 08:44 p.m.
The senator who sang "bomb Iran" claims that Barack Obama wants to bomb Pakistan. We find McCain is distorting Obama's remarks and give the Arizona Republican our Pants On Fire rating.
Bill Clinton inaccurately defends his own statements from the campaign trail, while George W. Bush takes a questionable shot at Barack Obama.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 04:56 p.m.
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