Friday, December 19th, 2014

All stories featuring John Edwards

No maverick cred for Obama

Still fighting to be the candidate who can deliver change, McCain accuses Obama of being too cozy with his party leaders.

Nader on the attack

Trying to generate some attention for his longshot presidential bid, consumer advocate Ralph Nader shoots at the leaders.

So long, Mayor Giuliani

The ever quotable Rudy Giuliani gave PolitiFact lots of things to check this election season. Here's a look back at highlights from the Giuliani file. We mark John Edwards' departure as well.

He said, she said

The Democratic debate in Myrtle Beach featured sharp comments by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. We found Clinton continued to distort Obama's comments about Ronald Reagan, while other claims were closer to the truth.

FACT SHEET: Immigration

A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.

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.

Who's the candidate of change?

It's a matter of opinion which Democratic front-runner is the candidate of change, but here are some PolitiFact rulings that might help you decide.

Two parties, one night

We find some truth, some exaggerations and a Pants-on-Fire falsehood at the dual debates in New Hampshire.

FACT SHEET: Who was in military?

They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.

Ham & cheese, hold the bureaucracy

Hillary Clinton is right about the tangled rules of federal food inspections. If you think the sandwich rules are silly, check out the guidelines for pepperoni pizza.

Clinton vs. Obama: dueling health plans

Clinton says Obama leaves 15-million uncovered; he calls his plan "universal." Who's right?

FACT SHEET: Who has been to Iraq?

We surveyed the 16 candidates to find out which ones have visited Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. As of December 2007, nine have. Here are our findings along with a brief synopsis of each candidate's position on the war, taken from their Web sites.

Why facts matter

In an essay, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair explains why facts are important — and why we nitpick.

Edwards not new to populism

Barack Obama says John Edwards is new to populism, but a review of Edwards' political resume shows he has long argued the cause of regular people against economic elites.

Obama zapped by lightning claim

The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.

Decoding the Clinton records ruckus

Sen. Clinton's records as first lady are stuck in an archivist quagmire, but that doesn't mean President Clinton couldn't be helping.

What's in a resume?

The candidates have been making boasts and attacking each other over who has the most experience. We check their math.

The perils of public financing

Bill Richardson and other critics overstate the drawbacks of John Edwards' decision to take public financing

Never say never

Edwards bans Washington lobbyist money, but not all lobbyist money.

Unfair grades for rural schools

Courting rural voters, Edwards paints a (too) bleak picture of their schools as he pushes reforms.