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Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

Claims about MLK often go astray

In the four-plus decades since his death, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has become, perhaps, the most quoted and misquoted figured in America. With today being King’s birthday, PolitiFact Georgia thought it would be timely to look at some claims concerning the Atlanta native and civil rights legend. Not surprisingly, many of these claims needed some context or were flat-out wrong. Here is a round-up on a few fact-checks involving King. Want to to comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own? Just go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter on @politifactga.

By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Syrian rebels include extremists, but how many?

Will U.S. aid in Syria's civil war benefit the nation's moderates, or factions of al-Qaida? Lawmakers' estimates aren't easy to confirm.  

By Lilly Maier :: Published on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 08:00 a.m.

Looking for the truth on attacks in Benghazi

With some information still classified, we look at some basic facts of Sept. 11, 2012, and this week’s congressional testimony.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 04:06 p.m.

Is Ted Cruz constitutionally eligible to be president?

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." PolitiFact Ohio dug in.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 01:00 p.m.

Is Ted Cruz eligible under the Constitution to become president?

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." We look at the legal issues.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 05:06 p.m.

The Senate takes up immigration

Senators begin marking up proposed immigration legislation. We cut through what's true and what's not in the debate.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.

The Senate takes up immigration

Senators begin marking up proposed immigration legislation. We cut through what's true and what's not in the debate.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

David Dewhurst’s Phoenix kidnapping claim reborn

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas may have been the first political leader to say Phoenix is a world kidnapping capital. Will NRA leader Wayne LaPierre be the last to loft this unsupported claim?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Phoenix kidnapping falsehood rises from ashes

The unsubstantiated claim that Phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world is back -- this time from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 05:45 p.m.

Truth-stretching about Arizona immigration law

We've checked many claims about SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, and often found the claims were a stretch.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns two

PolitiFact Texas just turned 2 -- bounding into toddler-hood in part thanks to strong interest in fact checks of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Phoenix as kidnapping capital tops reader favorites

When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Dewhurst statement could be PolitiFact Lie of the Year

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas has landed a statement now in the running for 2010 Lie of the Year (though the same statement was, uh, kidnapped by others)...

By Angie Drobnic Holan, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.

GOP Ad Guru Fred Davis versus the Truth-O-Meter

Fred Davis is the man behind some of the most widely-viewed viral campaign videos over the past couple years. PolitiFact has weighed in on many of them.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 03:35 p.m.

Stakes high for AJC PolitiFact Georgia

The stakes were high for AJC PolitiFact Georgia last week. Two U.S. senators and a Clayton County official made claims on one of this state's hottest topics: jobs. The White House sparred with U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner over tax cuts that could have a major impact on the struggling economy. Republican governors tried to thwart the efforts of Democrat Roy Barnes to reclaim the governor's seat. And a candidate for agriculture commissioner bet about $1 billion in economic benefit would rain down if we let Georgians gamble on ponies. Here's a roundup of this week's rulings:  

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Beheadings, kidnappings and other immigration distortions

We check some of the worst distortions in the immigration debate.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 03:01 p.m.

Snooki vs. Obama

In a promo for the new season of MTV's Jersey Shore, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says Obama has taxed her right out of the indoor tanning salons.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.

BP liked Obama, but oil stained Palin's hands too

Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News Sunday that there was something unusual and sinister about oil industry donations to President Obama's campaign. We looked into it.   

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 08:29 p.m.

Did Hayworth challenge push McCain to flip on amnesty?

Arizona senatorial candidate J.D. Hayworth claims his challenge to Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary prompted McCain to change his position on amensty for illegal immigrants.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.

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