Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011

We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...

Perry's abortion shift latest fodder for Flip-O-Meter

We warmed up the Flip-O-Meter to assess Rick Perry's shifting position on abortion. He's not the only Texas official who's received the flip-flop test.

Republican debate touches past claims about federal taxes, Medicaid

A few claims in this week's CNBC Republican presidential debate brought to mind past fact checks. Michele Bachmann spoke to how few Americans pay federal income taxes. Herman Cain bemoaned how much it costs to comply with tax laws. And Rick Perry said things will be better if Medicaid is turned over to states to manage.  

Rick Perry said everyone gets a tax cut under his plan

"No matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut," said Republican presidential contender and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking of his flat-tax plan.

Fact-checking Herman Cain

Herman Cain versus the Truth-O-Meter; how’s he doing?

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.

Romney put illegal immigrants to work, Perry says

Familiar, fact-checked claims flew at the CNN Republican presidential debate including a charge that Mitt Romney employed undocumented immigrants to mow his lawn.

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.

Checking Herman Cain's math on 9-9-9

Herman Cain told us that a person making $50,000 a year would be better off under his 9-9-9. We crunch the numbers with a trio of accountants.

Checking Herman Cain's math on 9-9-9

Herman Cain told us that a person making $50,000 a year would be better off under his 9-9-9. We crunch the numbers with a trio of accountants.

PolitiFact's report card on Herman Cain

Herman Cain, the Republican presidential candidate who took issue this weekend with Rick Perry's trips to a hunting camp near a rock with a black slur on it, has been checked by PolitiFact 13 times. Cain has earned two Mostly True ratings, three Half True, one Mostly False, five False and two Pants on Fires.

The facts about Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan

Herman Cain stunned the Republican political establishment  on Sept. 24, 2011, easily winning Florida's Presidency 5 straw poll by trumpeting a platform of tax reforms that he calls the "9-9-9 Plan." But what is the "9-9-9" plan? We explain.

Rick Perry versus the field, round three

Republican presidential candidates debate a third time in 22 days tonight. We’ll watch for fresh claims, including jabs at front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry, mindful that the last debates fed several fact checks.

Rick Perry griddled at Florida CNN/Tea Party Express debate

At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, the Republican candidates discussed Social Security, Medicare and immigration, with candidates often trying to griddle Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate

We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Presidential politics keeps Truth-O-Meter busy

Presidential campaign politics put the Truth-O-Meter on overdrive. Two of Georgia’s sons are angling for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, and they  gave us plenty of fodder last week. We took on statements by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich on government waste and right-to-work states, and former radio host and Godfather’s  Pizza CEO Herman Cain on Islamic law. We also marked a milestone. The Deal-O-Meter handed Gov. Nathan Deal his first "Promise Broken." Deal accepted a perk from Delta airline, which broke his policy on accepting gifts. Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to comment on our rulings. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Truth-O-Meter's business is business

From the pizza trade to sports management, the Truth-O-Meter was up to all sorts of business last week. We began with a fact check on the corporate track record of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at Godfather’s Pizza. We followed with checks on wages in Georgia’s agriculture business and economic recovery data. To wrap up the workweek, we covered crime and the business of football. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, welcome to the Truth-O-Meter.  Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to join the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Fact-checking the GOP debate in New Hampshire

Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will, and we’ll be watching for testable statements.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.