As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.
Republican Ed Gillespie sees himself playing two different roles: A "partisan warrior" in campaigns and a negotiator when it comes to business and holding elective office.
There's plenty of fodder for the Truth-O-Meter after first debate between U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie. Here's our initial take. More fact checks are in the works.
We'll be live fact-checking Saturday morning's U.S. Senate debate between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie. Here's how you can tune in.
Democrats say Ed Gillespie's description of minimum wage earners enjoying beer and softball with colleagues after work is offensive. Here's a full transcript of the Republican's remarks so you can decide:
Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the U.S. senate, is no stranger to the Truth-O-Meter. Here's a review of his statements we've examined:
PolitiFact has been watching the debt-limit debate closely. As the deadline nears and the partisan impasse over tax increases and spending cuts remains, we thought we’d review a few major claims that have been weighed on the Truth-O-Meter.
Contrary to Rogers' sentiment, truth and politics are not always polar concepts. Four of the last five statements we’ve fact checked out have been rated True.
Thanks to recent battles over federal spending, the Truth-O-Meter hit a jackpot of claims that need checking.
U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Mark Warner of Virginia barnstormed the Atlanta area Monday to drum up support for reducing the national debt, so PolitiFact Georgia went for broke. We greeted them with rapid-fire fact checks.
The budget hawks were mostly on the money. Warner won a True on Social Security data. Chambliss scored a Mostly True on debt growth figures and a Half True on how tax cuts impact tax revenue.
MoveOn.org and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Athens shortchanged us on the facts. Both earned False rulings on the budget debate.
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A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.
Warner, a Democrat, is planning on introducing a bill that would lower the national debt by cutting spending and reining in tax breaks. Warner acknowledges his legislation will be unpopular and, judging by the reaction we got, he’s right.
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