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Fact-checking the Kentucky Senate race

Next year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a challenger in the Republican primary. The political ads have already started.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 06:00 p.m.

Texas Truthiness in 2010

Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True. Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.

By :: Published on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 06:00 a.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.

"Pardon me, but your bias is showing!"

Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time. He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.

By :: Published on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

On 'bailout' bill, party leaders' claims are less than accurate

We examine two competing claims about financial reform -- and find both wanting.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 03:13 p.m.

The stimulus is funding what?

Republican leaders in Congress have put out lists of stimulus projects that they say are wasteful or unrelated to creating jobs. We took a look to see if the projects were as billed.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 05:26 p.m.

PolitiFact's Five Surprising "True" ratings

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.

Democratic attack distorts McConnell's record

The Democrats say McConnell opposes jobs, health care for kids and equal pay for women. We conduct a reality check.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 06:21 p.m.

McConnell's fuzzy math doesn't compute

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the Democrats spent more in a month than the combined cost of Hurricane Katrina and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We crunch the numbers and find that's wrong.

By Alexander Lane :: Published on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 05:28 p.m.

Your guide to the economic stimulus bill

For two weeks, you've heard claims that the bill includes lots of goodies — millions for Filipino veterans, ACORN and programs for sexually transmitted diseases. We sort out the truth.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 04:44 p.m.

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