Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

All stories featuring Joe Barton

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

In debate about stimulus, arguing about turf

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

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.