All stories featuring Michele Bachmann

Truth serum needed for incorrect vaccine claim

Michele Bachmann said an HPV vaccine could cause mental retardation. Doctors say that's false.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 05:30 p.m.

Rick Perry doubled spending in decade, ad says

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.

Rick Perry griddled at Florida CNN/Tea Party Express debate

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.

Jobs, jobs, jobs in Republican debate

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.

Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate

We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Bill Adair, Louis Jacobson, David G. Taylor :: Published on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 10:56 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter works hard during federal debt debate

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.

Campaign turns Minnesota not so nice

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.

How bad would default be for U.S. creditworthiness?

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.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann on 'Face the Nation'

Candidate for president Michele Bachmann sat for an interview with Bob Schieffer. We checked the facts. 

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 06:23 p.m.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann

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.

Fact-checking the GOP debate in New Hampshire

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.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

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.

Keeping them honest on Tax Day

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.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 05:30 p.m.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann's numbers

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.

Bachmann's $105 billion charge: Was the funding secret?

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?

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 04:22 p.m.

The State of the Union 'bump' -- in accuracy

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.

Phoenix as kidnapping capital tops reader favorites

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.

Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts

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.

Michele Bachmann gets it wrong on taxes

On Good Morning America, she gives an overinflated measure for small business owners getting a tax increase.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 06:33 p.m.

Shacking up: Social Security & Ponzi schemes

In the past few months, PolitiFact has explored claims likening Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Strong reader interest in our look at the topic — 100-plus comments on the PolitiFact Facebook page — reminds us that Social Security draws heat.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

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