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Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 05:30 p.m.

Top 10 PolitiFact checks of claims by, and about, Barack Obama as he hies to Texas

What better way to welcome Obama to Central Texas than walking through the most popular PolitiFact fact checks of, or about, him this year--plus they include a 2012 check of Romney.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Do Obama and Democrats plan to fix the sequester?

John Boehner says they don't. We check the facts.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 05:40 p.m.

Did the House GOP keep its campaign promises?

In our final report card on the GOP Pledge-O-Meter, we look at how House Republicans fared on the promises they made to voters in 2010.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

As the GOP convention kicks off, we review the GOP Pledge-O-Meter

PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia will be using the Truth-O-Meter to rate statements made by politicians and power brokers at the Republican and Democratic conventions. To kick off the GOP convention,  we review the "GOP Pledge-O-Meter," which tracks promises made by Republicans during the 2010 midterm election cycle.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Top 5 'Back to the Future' health care claims

Remember the summer of 2009? We sure do, and right now, we're feeling a lot of deja vu.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 06:52 p.m.

The flood of falsehoods about the health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review President Barack Obama's health care law, we review the falsehoods that simply won't stop.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 05:11 p.m.

Defining just what constitutes a 'jobs bill'

Led by Speaker John Boehner, Republicans cite the "Forgotten 15," which they describe as jobs bills that have passed the Republican-controlled House but not the Democrat-led Senate. But we found that nailing down the definitions needed to rate the speaker's claim about those bills wasn't so easy.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 12:55 p.m.

Checking John Boehner on millionaire taxes, impact on small businesses

Will increasing taxes on millionaires squelch job creation?     That’s been an often repeated assertion of Republican leaders like House Speaker John Boehner. But how well does that argument hold up on the Truth-O-Meter?

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Last-minute deal gives transparency a beating

The debt deal was not posted online for three days before a vote. Promise Broken on the GOP Pledge-O-Meter.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 03:54 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter works hard during federal debt debate

The daily back-and-forth in Washington over the federal government’s finances has provided numerous opportunities for the Truth-O-Meter and PolitiFact researchers.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 04:02 p.m.

Fact-checking Boehner and Obama on debt duel

We're checking claims by President Obama and Rep. John Boehner in their prime-time speeches.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 10:33 a.m.

Boehner, Dewhurst and stimulus jobs

Ah, Washington: The U.S. House speaker posts a message on Twitter, then a campaign committee e-mails a barrage of press releases, each one tweaked to target different individual members of Congress, including two Texas Democrats. Before the day passes, the lieutenant governor of Texas airs the same flawed claim about how much each job attributed to the 2009 federal stimulus package ended up costing the federal government.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:18 p.m.

Debt debate keeps the Truth-O-Meter whirling

PolitiFact has been watching the debt-limit debate closely. As the deadline nears and the partisan impasse over tax increases and spending cuts remains, we thought we’d review a few major claims  that have been weighed on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 01:06 p.m.

Flashback: Obama, the Mexico border and Shariah law

Fact-checks of legislators and an Austin City Council hopeful blended last week with looks at President Obama’s statements while in Texas — plus our first review of a claim by the White House press secretary, Jay Carney.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.

False ratings for both Obama, Boehner

Both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner turned to the economy in recent comments. We found that each said something that earned a rating of False.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 05:51 p.m.

Are Republicans moving the goalposts on the budget debate?

We review the evidence available outside the closed-door negotiations.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 07:29 p.m.

GOP moving the needle on Pledge-O-Meter

Rules changes instituted by Republicans when they took control of Congress in January were one thing. How have they played out?

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

Checking on the GOP's constitutional promise

In a nod to Tea Party supporters, House Republican leaders promised to require constitutional justifications with every bill. We check to see if the promise has been kept.

By Abby Brownback, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.

Fact-checking the federal budget fight

A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

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