Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received. Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?
By Sue Owen :: Published on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
A chain email claims that a lip-reading instructor for the River School has determined that at a 9/11 ceremony, Michelle Obama said, "All this for a damn flag." We check the facts.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 03:00 p.m.
With our Lie of the Year, we focused on the biggest falsehoods of 2009. But we also want to highlight our findings at the other end of the Truth-O-Meter.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 03:26 p.m.
Michelle Obama dishes the details on the new family pet. It'll likely be a Portuguese Water Dog, which means progress for Promise No. 502.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 06:13 p.m.
A chain e-mail passes on a phony receipt for a lobster lunch.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 11:43 a.m.
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