Monday, October 20th, 2014

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How many school shooting incidents has the U.S. had since Sandy Hook? PolitiFact Oregon

In the wake of the nation's latest school shooting at a suburban Portland high school, varying numbers are coming about how many have occurred since Newtown, CT. PolitiFact Oregon takes a look.

PolitiFact New Jersey remembers solemn anniversary

The Truth-O-Meter has tested claims about population growth in lower Manhattan, congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and whether the 9/11 hijackers had New Jersey driver's licenses.

It's Bloomberg vs. LaPierre on gun claims

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NRA's Wayne LaPierre made back-to-back appearances this week on Meet the Press. We checked their facts.

Not every claim was questionable this year

Rhetoric during the 2010 campaign season was so filled with falsehoods and exaggerations that we rated the entire election Barely True. But the year also had its share of true statements. Here are five that surprised us for being correct.

With the election's end, 'truthiness' improves

The election cycle might have ended, but the old Truth-O-Meter kept spinning last week at AJC PolitiFact Georgia. Topics ranged from animal abuse to the national debt to high school graduation rates. And just about the time Georgians were finishing off the last of the Halloween candy and beginning to plan for the Thanksgiving feast, we took a look at childhood obesity. It was an unusually "truthy" week, as it turned out. We'd like to take some credit for keeping the power brokers a little more honest. But then we'd probably have to give ourselves a "Pants on Fire." We hear the state Legislature will be returning to Atlanta in a few months. So it's fitting, we had a bit of a break from the usual mendacity. The Truth-O-Meter needs all the rest it can get before the General Assembly's calamitous return. In the meantime, we'll keep the Truth-O-Meter primed. Join us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest updates.