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In Context: Obamacare "train wreck"

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, a strident critic of Obamacare, likes to say that even strong supporters of the health care law have called its implementation a "train wreck." When he recently repeated the comment, attributing it to Obamacare backers Max Baucus and Harry Reid, we decided it was time for In Context, a closer look at what the two Democratic senators said.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.

Storm, mitigation claims checked by Truth-O-Meters

A look back at claims about Tropical Storm Irene, role of FEMA funding after natural disasters

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 03:30 p.m.

Mailbag: Party conventions edition

As we kicked into high gear for the party conventions, our readers were right there with us, challenging and cheering our work.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.

Do dog catchers have to release their tax returns?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Mitt Romney "couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher" because he has refused to release multiple years of tax returns. Our colleagues at PolitiFact.com checked the requirements for dog catchers and others in government.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 03:30 p.m.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Nevada

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 09:19 a.m.

Fact-checking claims on jobs from across the nation

On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.  

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.

Readers weigh in on Cantor's "blank check" claim

We received more than 120 comments about our False rating on Cantor's recent claim that a Democratic plan to lift the debt ceiling would give the president a "blank check."  Most of the comments took issue with Cantor, but a few were directed angrily at us. We thought we’d share a sampling of the response.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 02:33 p.m.

Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 01:47 p.m.

Are Republicans moving the goalposts on the budget debate?

We review the evidence available outside the closed-door negotiations.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 07:29 p.m.

For Reid, it's always sunny in Nevada

In a televised interview, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said that his home state could be "energy independent within the immediate future." But we found that the math doesn't work out.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 04:53 p.m.

Shacking up: Social Security & Ponzi schemes

In the past few months, PolitiFact has explored claims likening Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Strong reader interest in our look at the topic — 100-plus comments on the PolitiFact Facebook page — reminds us that Social Security draws heat.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

Reid comes out swinging

Harry Reid set the tone for a knock-down-drag-out with an attack ad against Republican challenger Sharron Angle. We check two of the ad's claims.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 06:53 p.m.

Nevada GOP Senate candidate tries to pin a Harry Reid campaign button on rival

Who's the true conservative? Five Republicans in Nevada's U.S. Senate primary are vying for the title as they maneuver for the chance to take on Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid in November. 

By Morris Kennedy :: Published on Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 04:01 p.m.

On 'bailout' bill, party leaders' claims are less than accurate

We examine two competing claims about financial reform -- and find both wanting.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 03:13 p.m.

The nuclear options

Harry Reid says science has settled the question of what to do with nuclear waste. It hasn't.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 10:32 a.m.

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