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.
This week's AJC PolitiFact Georgia was brought to you by the word "exaggeration." Politicians exaggerated their successes, stated remote possibilities as fact, overreached with their logic, and in one case, overstated the lengths of other nations' school years by a couple of weeks. Politicians of all levels of renown diverged from the truth. This week, the Truth-O-Meter tested Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President Jimmy Carter, President Barack Obama, U.S. House Rep. Phil Gingrey and state House Rep. Jill Chambers. Want to tell us we're wrong? Comment on our Facebook page or Twitter feed. Here's how the politicians fared last week:
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
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