The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., has driven politicians of all stripes to make claims about firearms and crime. Here is a look at two of them.
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.
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.
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.
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?
We check competing visions of the job picture by Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader John Boehner.
Current and former vice presidents faced off on the Sunday news shows, and we check the facts.
The vice president overstates how often filibusters are used.
Halfway through his first year, we examine President Obama's record on our Obameter and Truth-O-Meter.
Republicans talk about the money "spent." Democrats say "committed." Both can be right.
The vice president is wrong about the spread of a sneeze inside an airplane. Studies show the germs don't travel far.
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.
In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.
The candidates for vice president meet in St. Louis. We check their facts.
We look at the four nominees for president and vice president and count up their experience.
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.
It's easy to say a candidate flip-flops. But does he? We look at the various claims against John McCain.
Biden defends Obama by saying McCain changes positions, too. Yes, but not much on Iraq.
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.
PolitiFact bids farewell to Joe Biden, the only two-time winner of our coveted "Pants on Fire!" rating.