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A history of taxing claims

Is your head spinning from filing your income taxes? Over the last year, we've fact-checked some dizzying claims about the tax system, who pays more and less. Here are some goodies that have been crunched by the Truth-O-Meter.

By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Fact-checking a pair of claims on crime

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., has driven politicians of all stripes to make claims about firearms and crime. Today, we look at two of them.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 03:53 p.m.

Readers speak out about our ruling on Biden, Flint crime stats

We asked for reader comments on our rating of a claim by Vice President Joe Biden about crime statistics in Flint, Mich. Here's a sampling of what we received.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 06:50 p.m.

When fact-checkers disagree

We gave Biden a Mostly True for his claim about crime in Flint, Mich. FactCheck called it a Whopper and the FactChecker gave him four Pinocchios. What's up with that?

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 02:32 p.m.

Trading barbs on job creation and the stimulus

We check competing visions of the job picture by Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader John Boehner.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 04:23 p.m.

The Sunday Veepstakes

Current and former vice presidents faced off on the Sunday news shows, and we check the facts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 06:22 p.m.

More filibusters, yes, but not as many as Biden says

The vice president overstates how often filibusters are used.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 03:09 p.m.

At 6-month mark, Obama has long to-do list

Halfway through his first year, we examine President Obama's record on our Obameter and Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 03:43 p.m.

How both sides play tricks with stimulus numbers

Republicans talk about the money "spent." Democrats say "committed." Both can be right.

By Louis Jacobson, Catharine Richert :: Published on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 06:09 p.m.

Biden wrong on sneezing

The vice president is wrong about the spread of a sneeze inside an airplane. Studies show the germs don't travel far.  

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 02:37 p.m.

Biden: 'I did the math'

The vice president insists he's got the right figures comparing CEO and worker pay. We don't find anything wrong with his math, but he's missing a few qualifiers.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 05:27 p.m.

Tips and tricks for using PolitiFact

In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 06:34 p.m.

Hooey in St. Louie

The candidates for vice president meet in St. Louis. We check their facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 a.m.

FACT SHEET: Are you experienced?

We look at the four nominees for president and vice president and count up their experience.  

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 06:07 p.m.

The Truth-O-Meter on Biden

Joe Biden returns to the main stage as Barack Obama's vice presidential pick. We review his Truth-O-Meter rulings from the Democratic primary and two from his debut on the ticket.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 at 09:59 p.m.

Focus on flip-flops: the McCain edition

It's easy to say a candidate flip-flops. But does he? We look at the various claims against John McCain.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 at 06:31 p.m.

Flipping and flopping

Biden defends Obama by saying McCain changes positions, too. Yes, but not much on Iraq.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 05:11 p.m.

Examining their Senate records

Wondering what Obama has accomplished in the Senate? Here's our examination of the candidates' Senate accomplishments, which was prompted by a New Year's Eve attack by Sen. Joe Biden.

By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 at 04:55 p.m.

Goodbye, Joe

PolitiFact bids farewell to Joe Biden, the only two-time winner of our coveted "Pants on Fire!" rating.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, January 4th, 2008 at 03:23 p.m.

Fast and furious finish

With just three days until the Iowa caucuses, the candidates are unleashing a flurry of charges -- and making a few slip-ups.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, December 31st, 2007 at 05:17 p.m.

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