In our latest installment of our series on key issues, we distill the candidates' positions and examine our key rulings.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at 02:45 p.m.
In new TV ads, McCain and Obama make claims about taxes and Fannie Mae. We find they're both exaggerating.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 at 06:52 p.m.
At the first debate, Obama said McCain had balked at meeting with the Spanish prime minister and wasn't sure if Spain was a U.S. ally. We sort out the facts.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 07:03 p.m.
McCain and Obama spar at Ole Miss in their first debate. We check their facts and find a few blunders.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 12:14 a.m.
This is Part 2 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. This time, Iraq.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 05:42 p.m.
Obama takes a swing at McCain while attacking high executive pay. But he misses.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 06:10 p.m.
Obama's latest attack: John McCain went to Bermuda, said nice things, received donations. Check, check, check.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 06:39 p.m.
The famous Bridge to Nowhere is still a hot issue, but now it's being used as a weapon (though not very plausibly) against Obama.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 04:54 p.m.
Between now and Election Day, we plan to focus on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. First up: taxes.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 19th, 2008 at 04:48 p.m.
McCain spoke up after a widely read report drew attention to chicanery at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but it's a huge stretch to suggest he could have somehow averted the current crisis.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 05:23 p.m.
McCain hammers at this point of distinction: he hates pork-barrel spending, Obama revels in it.
By Shawn Zeller :: Published on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 05:27 p.m.
We fact-check statements from Sarah Palin's first major news interview since being named the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 07:14 p.m.
A McCain ad says Obama wants "comprehensive" sex ed for kindergartners. No, he doesn't.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.
The McCain campaign seized on Obama's use of an old metaphor to say he said something he didn't.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 06:33 p.m.
We sort out the claims and exaggerations about Palin's actions on the Bridge to Nowhere.
In a St. Paul hockey arena, John McCain accepts the Republican nomination. We check his facts.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 12:06 a.m.
We look at the four nominees for president and vice president and count up their experience.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 06:07 p.m.
After losing a day because of Hurricane Gustav, Republicans — and their new ally Joe Lieberman — try to make up for lost time with lots of praise of John McCain and a few digs at Barack Obama. We check the facts.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 11:25 p.m.
John McCain's surprising choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee gives PolitiFact a fresh face. We start by digging into her resume.
By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Friday, August 29th, 2008 at 06:55 p.m.
As the Democrats increase their attacks on McCain, they're getting some facts wrong. But McCain and the RNC are also distorting the truth.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 at 11:53 p.m.
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