Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

All stories featuring Joe Biden

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Sunday Veepstakes

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

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

The vice president overstates how often filibusters are used.

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.

How both sides play tricks with stimulus numbers

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

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.  

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.

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.

Hooey in St. Louie

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

FACT SHEET: Are you experienced?

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

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.

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.

Flipping and flopping

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

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.

Goodbye, Joe

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

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.