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Rick Perry doubles down on people from countries with terrorist ties crossing border

In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.

Texas-bound Beck will need bigger blackboards

Glenn Beck told his Monday radio audience that he’s moving to Dallas and building a radio and television studio. To welcome him, we assessed Beck’s pre-Texas standing on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 12:19 p.m.

Glenn Beck's Greatest Hits (and Misses)

As Glenn Beck ends his run with Fox News, we take a look back at how Beck has fared on the Truth-O-Meter on everything from Van Jones to health insurance for dogs.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 04:48 p.m.

Fact-checking claims on Egypt and Israel

We look at three statements about the Middle East.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 06:08 p.m.

Glenn Beck's 'Wonderful Life' tale rated No. 2

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010. Today we offer No. 2: A statement about economically beleaguered Wilmington, Ohio, which radio host Glenn Beck characterized as a real life Bedford Falls. 

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

The best of 2010 from PolitiFact state sites

We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president.  To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

PolitiFact Georgia roasts pants, brightens lives

Nothing beats a good, warm fire to brighten our lives during these frigid winter days. So last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia set two pairs of pants ablaze. The first Pants On Fire ruling belonged to TV and radio host Glenn Beck, who compared a real Ohio town to fictional Bedford Falls of the classic holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The second belonged to AMC hit show "The Walking Dead," which blew up Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the Zombie Apocalypse. Some pairs survived intact. President Barack Obama did OK and a crime ranking earned a Half True, but the britches of the National Football League Players Association got singed. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Politicians (and Glenn Beck) had money on their minds

Politicos had money and a mosque on their minds last week. We covered statements on the federal government's money woes, casinos, a tax break for low-income families, and the mosque near ground zero. A diverse crew including conservative TV host Glenn Beck and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond graced our pages.   Some did better than others on the Truth-O-Meter and its cousin, the Flip-O-Meter, which measures flip-flops, but all escaped our worst rating: Pants On Fire. Maybe next week. Here's a roundup of our rulings.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

The Truth-O-Meter report card on Glenn Beck

We'll be fact-checking speeches from Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial. In the meantime, we review how he's fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 05:45 p.m.

Glenn Beck gets it right on public support for Arizona immigration law

Talk show host said that most Americans support a new immigration law in Arizona. The numbers back him up.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Lukas Pleva :: Published on Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 09:35 a.m.

Union chief visits Obama more than Hillary? Nope.

Glenn Beck said a labor leader visits the White House more than anyone, but a little research easily debunks that.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 06:23 p.m.

Beck wrong on Cabinet's private sector experience

The talk show host repeats a line from the blogosphere that fewer than 10 percent of Obama Cabinet members have private sector experience. But his number is way off.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 06:30 p.m.

A new side effect of H1N1 virus: exaggeration

We examine claims by Glenn Beck and a chain e-mail about the H1N1 virus.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 06:48 p.m.

Catching up with Van Jones

Obama's controversial green jobs czar departs. We provide some context.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 07:12 p.m.

Is Big Brother snooping on Cash for Clunkers site?

On Glenn Beck's show, Fox anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle claims the site gives government complete access to your home computer.  

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at 06:40 p.m.

Break out the marshmallows!

It's double Pants on Fire! day at We check a chain e-mail on illegal immigrants and comments from TV and radio personality Glenn Beck.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 07:45 p.m.

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