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.
By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 01:06 p.m.
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.
By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 01:54 p.m.
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. Want to comment on our findings? Go to our Facebook page and hit the "like" button to join the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.
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.
By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 01:31 p.m.
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By Daniel Finnegan :: Published on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 02:54 p.m.
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