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Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 02:12 p.m.

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

Paul Sadler's claim about debt under Bush led to readers' No. 4 favorite

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.

Chris Christie, Bob Menendez claims go to Truth-O-Meter

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.

Did President Obama save the auto industry?

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.

Tracking federal debt change, Truman into Obama

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.

Public debt changes, president by president

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.

Fact-checking Solyndra

If you're interested in the Solyndra story, take a look at these fact checks.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 12:01 p.m.

"Is your organization Mostly Liberal?"

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.

Texas Truthiness in 2010

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.

Fact checking "Decision Points"

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: Money and Power

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.

Did Obama inherit the McChrystal 'problem' from President Bush?

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.

Counting the departures from Gitmo

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.

Obama, the flag and the tale of the tail

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.

Obama would keep his enemies closer

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.

McCain sings off tune

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.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at 05:06 p.m.

When presidents play politics

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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