All stories featuring John McCain

Fact-checking new claims in the Sarah Palin book

We examine Sarah Palin's claims on the Reagan recession, cap and trade and the McCain tactics on ACORN.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 07:08 p.m.

Hannity junkyard scheme is a clunker

Sean Hannity says it's possible to game the system with the used car program. We examine the facts to see if it's possible.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 06:03 p.m.

The Czar Administration

Sen. John McCain contends President Barack Obama has more czars than the Romanovs did in Russia. We take a stab at counting the Obama czars and then dig into the history books to see if McCain is right.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 05:26 p.m.

What caused crisis? No one thing

Each candidate blames the other. They're both right. And wrong.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.

Your guide to the last-minute attacks

In their final days on the trail, the candidates repeat their favorite talking points. We check them on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 05:26 p.m.

POLITIFACT ON FIRE!

We mark the final weekend of the campaign by highlighting some of our favorite Pants on Fire ratings from the past year.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 05:05 p.m.

Is McCain within margin of error?

McCain claims he's "within the margin of error," but that's true only for the Fox poll.

By Alexander Lane :: Published on Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 03:48 p.m.

Castro on McCain and "the rifle lady"

With an eye on Cuban-American voters in Florida, John McCain claims Fidel Castro is no fan.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 06:56 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on the economy

This wraps up our series on key issues of the presidential election. This time, the economy.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 06:50 p.m.

Invoking the red menace

The McCain campaign went from tiptoeing around allegations that Obama is a socialist, to outright calling him one.

By Alexander Lane :: Published on Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 07:13 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on national security

This is Part 5 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. This time, national security.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 06:42 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 06:34 p.m.

Did Obama balk on Series?

It was no bench-clearing brawl, but McCain claims Obama flip-flopped on who he's rooting for.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 06:48 p.m.

Tax cuts for 95 percent? A closer look

So how many people don't pay taxes? We answer that question and more.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 07:10 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on Obama, ACORN

McCain and the GOP link Obama and ACORN, but the connection seems more partisan then perilous.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 05:56 p.m.

Estimating Joe the Plumber's tax bill

Would plumbers get a tax increase under Obama's plan? If they clear more than $250,000 in profits, yes.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 05:25 p.m.

A debate about Joe the Plumber

In their final debate, Obama and McCain spar about whose policies would be better for Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio plumber. We find mistakes by both.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 12:02 a.m.

Sorting out the truth on health care

This is Part 4 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. This time, health care.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 at 07:04 p.m.

A radical Ayers allegation

The McCain campaign ratchets up its attempt to connect Barack Obama to former '60s radical William Ayers.

By Alexander Lane :: Published on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 05:29 p.m.

"Born alive" votes fuel abortion fight

The abortion issue plays out in dueling ads.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, October 9th, 2008 at 04:14 p.m.

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