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Low wattage claims

The House approved two amendments Tuesday night to repeal a Bush-era law on light bulbs  Here's a compilation of our many fact-checks on the light bulb law and what it would really do.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 01:30 p.m.

Lawmakers, Perry stand up for incandescents

Texas lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry have taken a stand for the right of every Texan to buy Texas-made incandescent light bulbs. The proposal just signed into law reminds us that we’ve illuminated bulb claims before.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 10:04 a.m.

Mailbag: "Reassign the PolitiFact staff to obits."

The election's over, but we're still busy checking claims that make us wonder. And readers keep writing when they disagree with the rating...

By :: Published on Monday, December 13th, 2010 at 09:57 a.m.

Congress takes the ball on Obama's playoff promise

Obama promised to "throw his weight around" for a college football playoff system, but it's Congress that is playing offense.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 06:44 p.m.

Your guide to the economic stimulus bill

For two weeks, you've heard claims that the bill includes lots of goodies — millions for Filipino veterans, ACORN and programs for sexually transmitted diseases. We sort out the truth.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 04:44 p.m.

In debate about stimulus, arguing about turf

Republicans complain of sculpture gardens, lawn repairs and no time for hearings. We check the facts.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 05:22 p.m.

Fast and furious facts about stimulus bill

The bill prompts some exaggerated rhetoric and allegations of earmarks. We check the facts — and award our first Pants on Fire for 2009.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 07:04 p.m.

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