On the hustings, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Craig James drew a standing ovation with a speech witnessed by a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.
James included a fiery claim about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and banning U.S. firearms, ultimately touching off the No. 1 PolitiFact Texas fact check of 2012.
We do mean fiery.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she doesn't answer hypotheticals. We found a few exceptions.
Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.
With Barack Obama naming Hillary Clinton as his nominee for secretary of state, we revisit her travels as first lady and explore whether she was engaged in diplomacy — or was just a famous tourist.
We sort out the controversy over Obama's longtime fundraiser.
In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.
The McCain campaign seized on Obama's use of an old metaphor to say he said something he didn't.
We take apart popular notions on foreign debt and oil imports. Economists say the relationship is complicated.
In this column, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair traces the Clinton campaign through our Truth-O-Meter rulings. The turning point was Bosnia.
History is not on Sen. Hillary Clinton's side with references to '92, '68 elections.
"Clinton pastor" convicted of child sex abuse, says a newspaper Web site and a posting on an Obama campaign blog. It's a recipe for outrage.
The senator's birth overseas in a military zone raises a vexing question about whether he's eligible to be president. Since the issue rests on legal opinions, we'll explain the arguments but skip the Truth-O-Meter.
The gas tax won't save you much and supercars will have to wait. Why can't there be an easy answer for sticker shock at the pump?
Clinton — and Obama — spoke up early on mortgage problems.
McCain gets it half right on capital gains taxes while debate moderators pin down Clinton and Obama on where they stand.
The Rev. Wright was one of more than 100 religious leaders invited to a prayer breakfast at the White House in 1998, but there's no indication he provided the Clintons any spiritual counseling.
The RNC is right that Obama once supported a gas tax "holiday," but a video glosses over some key details.
As the Pennsylvania primary looms, health care takes center stage in campaign ads
Dueling ads from Obama and Clinton say their opponent is weak on Big Oil. We find some truth and exaggerations on both sides.
The Philly debate was a relatively tame affair, but it brought a new controversy into the campaign: Obama's ties to a former member of the Weather Underground. We check the facts.