Separate claims about Texas taxes and spending by Ron Paul and a group backing Michele Bachmann for president caught fire on the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
Republican presidential candidates debate a third time in 22 days tonight. We’ll watch for fresh claims, including jabs at front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry, mindful that the last debates fed several fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 06:15 a.m.
Michele Bachmann said an HPV vaccine could cause mental retardation. Doctors say that's false.
A group backing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota for president says spending in Texas has doubled under Rick Perry. We found the methodology behind this conclusion flawed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, the Republican candidates discussed Social Security, Medicare and immigration, with candidates often trying to griddle Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 06:35 a.m.
The GOP candidates talked about jobs, immigration and more jobs during the debate at the Reagan Library.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 09:49 a.m.
We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.
The daily back-and-forth in Washington over the federal government’s finances has provided numerous opportunities for the Truth-O-Meter and PolitiFact researchers.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 04:02 p.m.
We check dueling claims from presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
Michele Bachmann said that if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, it’s "simply not true" that "somehow the United States will go into default and we will lose the full faith and credit of the United States." Is she right?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
Candidate for president Michele Bachmann sat for an interview with Bob Schieffer. We checked the facts.
We look back at memorable statements from the Republican candidate for president
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.
Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will, and we’ll be watching for testable statements.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 02:00 p.m.
We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 01:54 p.m.
Since it's Tax Day, the deadline to file 2010 tax returns, we thought we'd hit you with a couple tax-related fact checks.
At the Conservative Principles PAC Conference in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann set herself apart from the other prospective GOP presidential candidates with a slide show of numbers critical of the Obama administration. Some of them we've checked before. But there was a new one that caught our eye, a claim that there has been just one new oil drilling permit under the Obama administration.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.
Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann made a startling charge on "Meet the Press" -- that the Democratic-backed health care law included $105 billion in "secret" spending. Was she right?
The three speakers on Tuesday night -- President Barack Obama and Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann -- were more careful than other politicians during the 2010 campaign in providing needed caveats to their statistical claims.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 02:50 p.m.
When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 10:26 a.m.
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