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PolitiFact Georgia cranks up the Deal-O-Meter

Like the Truth-O-Meter? Then meet the Deal-O-Meter. AJC PolitiFact Georgia's new gizmo detects whether our freshly minted governor, Nathan Deal, lives up to his campaign promises. We rolled it out just in time for Inauguration Day on Monday. It has already ruled on promises Deal made on ethics, personal finances and a slew of other issues.  Not that the Truth-O-Meter is idle. We sent it to south central Georgia to learn about wild hogs, then to D.C. for an item on the national debt. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.

Has the GOP already broken its promise on spending?

The parties are jockeying about whether the Republicans have broken their promise to cut $100 billion "in the first year." We check the facts and explain the principles for our future Pledge-O-Meter ruling.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.

GOP gets its meter moving

Republicans adopt rules for the House, addressing several of their promises. We crank up our new GOP Pledge-O-Meter.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 10:44 a.m.

Tracking Republican promises with our new GOP Pledge-O-Meter

We've compiled a database of the Republican leaders' campaign promises and will be tracking and rating them with  our new GOP Pledge-O-Meter. It will use the same rating system as our award-winning Obameter.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 04:45 p.m.

Rep. John Boehner's ice maker claim rated as No. 4

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010. Today we offer No. 4: A statement about quirky aspects of the tax laws that were part of health care reform legislation. Rep. John Boehner made the statement when he spoke to the City Club of Cleveland in August.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.

Checking Palin and Boehner on the Bush tax cuts

With Congress debating whether to extend the Bush tax cuts, there have been lots of claims about public opinion and who is responsible for the cuts expiring. We check claims from Sarah Palin and John Boehner.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 04:46 p.m.

Elections are over, but the Truth-O-Meter abides

Memories of the 2010 election may be fading, but the Truth-O-Meter abides. Politicians take liberties with the truth in all seasons. Reporters at AJC PolitiFact Georgia will test their truthiness through the winter holidays and beyond. Last week we paused to make room for other election coverage. This means today's roundup includes only three items. Enjoy. And join us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest updates.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Help us build the House GOP-O-Meter!

We're working on a new campaign promises database for the Republican House majority.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 11:19 a.m.

Speaker-to-be Boehner often speaks the truth

Rep. John Boehner said this week that Congress' job, in light of the election, "is to listen to the American people and follow the will of the American people." PolitiFact Ohio and PolitiFact.com have been listening to Boehner, rating 31 of his statements for accuracy. They show that the speaker-to-be often speaks the truth.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 04:00 p.m.

Fact-checking Pelosi's criticism of Boehner

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used a quote by House Minority Leader John Boehner to show how the GOP wants to go back to past economic policies. But Boehner's comment was about social issues.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 01:34 p.m.

Obama, back in campaign mode, jabs at GOP

With Democrats facing tough 2010 midterm elections, Obama attacks Republicans in two speeches.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 06:39 p.m.

PolitiFact Georgia has week of relative truthiness

PolitiFact Georgia had a week of relative truthiness. We tackled a potpourri of subjects in the past seven days. They included whether federal employees bring home more bacon than your average private-sector employee and a juicy article in Esquire magazine on Newt Gingrich that said his fundraising outshone even that of Republican superstar Sarah Palin.  Two were statements made on national networks: One on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on NBC's "Today" and a second from NBC's "Meet the Press" on stimulus spending. The week's tally: one False, two Half Trues, two Mostly Trues and one True. Here's how the Truth-O-Meter ruled:

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 at 06:00 a.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 stimulus is funding what?

Republican leaders in Congress have put out lists of stimulus projects that they say are wasteful or unrelated to creating jobs. We took a look to see if the projects were as billed.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 05:26 p.m.

Checking the numbers on the economy

The White House released its 2010 economic report, the Republicans responded, and we checked the facts.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 06:03 p.m.

Checking the GOP response to the State of the Union

Republicans offered some rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union address. We check their facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 04:28 p.m.

Tweets from the right: GOP leads in social media

We find John Boehner is right: In the House, Republicans have the lead on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 06:27 p.m.

'Rationing' and other scare words in health debate

Opponents of the health care reform bills in Congress have unleashed a slew of scare words into the debate.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 02:51 p.m.

Abortion and the health care reform bill

Critics say the bill would lead to taxpayer-subsidized abortions and abortions at school health clinics. We find that's not true.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 06:42 p.m.

PolitiFact sniffs out distortions in GOP video

A Republican Web ad claims stimulus money bought a bridge to a saloon and paid a city worker to find more stimulus money. But we find the ad distorts the facts.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 06:36 p.m.

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