Rick Perry, in Iowa, took note of a town's claim to being some kind of ice cream history. Traitor! We kid. But Perry's tweet got us to wondering how often we get to check claims tied to what we eat.
All stories featuring Michele Bachmann
Reviewing articles we did in 2014 without the Truth-O-Meter that provided a different sort of clarity and analysis.
Michele Bachmann, who's leaving Congress, has some Pants on Fires to her name. But readers this year flocked to our story on a Pants on Fire claim about Bachmann supposedly saying the Bible was originated in English (not so). We continue our countdown of the top 10 most-read PolitiFact Texas stories of 2014.
Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.
What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.
Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.
The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.
Bachmann's recent remarks on Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and 9/11 could leave a wrong impression with some listeners. So we set the record straight about who was responsible for the 2001 terror attacks.
The Minnesota Republican kept the Truth-O-Meter busy. Accuracy was an issue, but her statements were always interesting!
Bachmann's statements get a Mostly False, a False and a Pants on Fire!
Rep. Michele Bachmann had a quiet year on the Truth-O-Meter in 2012. But she's returned with back-to-back Pants on Fires.
On the first night of the Republican National Convention, GOP speakers proclaim the value of hard work and criticize the country's direction under President Barack Obama.
As the campaign heats up, candidates and political groups are incorrectly describing our ratings. We put their claims about the Truth-O-Meter to the Truth-O-Meter.
The House approved two amendments Tuesday night to repeal a Bush-era law on light bulbs Here's a compilation of our many fact-checks on the light bulb law and what it would really do.
When Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted March 22 to eliminate a a Medicare payment advisory board – a vote the Associated Press noted was really just "symbolic" – the rhetoric was flying. Some representatives went a good deal farther than Tennessee’s own Marsha Blackburn, who nonetheless floated a statement about the Independent Payments Advisory Board taking "control" of health care decisions away from patients – and that we’ve ruled False. Most news organizations wrote something similar to the AP about the vote – the Republiucans actually want the IPAB around as an issue through the November elections. It’s worth taking a closer look at the various statements that have been made and consider the actual statutory power IPAB does or does not have.
We reflect on Michele Bachmann's Truth-O-Meter record as she suspends her presidential campaign.
The Republican candidates discussed the economy, immigration -- and a $10,000 bet. We put some of their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
A few claims in this week's CNBC Republican presidential debate brought to mind past fact checks. Michele Bachmann spoke to how few Americans pay federal income taxes. Herman Cain bemoaned how much it costs to comply with tax laws. And Rick Perry said things will be better if Medicaid is turned over to states to manage.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.
Familiar, fact-checked claims flew at the CNN Republican presidential debate including a charge that Mitt Romney employed undocumented immigrants to mow his lawn.