Saturday, October 25th, 2014

All stories featuring Mitt Romney

Ad Watch: The final salvos of the presidential race

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are filling in the blanks on each other's policies with some far-fetched claims.

Fact-checking the whoppin’ Texas ballot

What a Texas ballot! And just in time for Election Day, we’re piling up our related fact checks.

Obama and Romney on jobs

One of the hottest topics of this presidential campaign has been jobs -- how many have been created and lost, and who has the best plans for restoring them. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have honed in on this key area and made several attempts to outshine the opposition. Below are abbreviated versions of fact checks about the candidates’ statements during the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Want to  comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings? It’s easy. Just go to our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. Readers can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Obama and Romney square off over international relations

By Jim Tharpe PolitiFact Georgia   The 2012 campaign between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has produced some memorable statements on how both men view U.S. relations with other nations. Romney and Obama even had a debate devoted to international relations, even though they spent a good deal of that showdown talking about domestic issues. Below are abbreviated versions of some of our rulings about international relations from the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Want to comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings? It’s easy. Just go to our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. Readers can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.  

Medicare cuts, a talking point that sticks around

If you've followed the campaign, you've heard a version of it: To pay for Obamacare, President Barack Obama would harm seniors by cutting $716 billion from Medicare.     What started with obscure congressional debate and a few media mentions has now been repeated by dozens — maybe hundreds — of politicians.

Medicare 'cuts' and a talking point that won't die

If you've followed the campaign, you've heard a version of it: To pay for Obamacare, President Barack Obama would harm seniors by cutting $716 billion from Medicare. What started with obscure congressional debate and a few media mentions has now been repeated by dozens — maybe hundreds — of politicians.

"Obamacare" gets examined on the Truth-O-Meter

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, has stirred plenty of emotions and truth-twisting by its supporters and critics. Below are some abbreviated versions of fact checks of statements about it by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts.  And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Biggest falsehoods of the presidential campaign

PolitiFact in Washington has identified some whoppers.  

PolitiFact examines candidates claims on Medicare

The future of Medicare, the federal health care program for older and disabled Americans, has been a key issue in the race for the White House. The issue came into sharp focus after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney named U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. In 2011, Ryan proposed a hotly debated plan to ensure Medicare remains solvent. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have consistently claimed the GOP approach would end Medicare guarantees for seniors. The Republicans have countered the Obama administration has cut Medicare spending through the controversial 2010 health care law. Below are some abbreviated versions of fact checks of statements by the candidates on the issue. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Biggest falsehoods of the presidential campaign

The campaigns and the super PACs have kept the Truth-O-Meter busy. Here are six claims that pushed the needle into the red.

A campaign full of red-hot statements

By Jim Tharpe PolitiFact Georgia   In politics, there are truths. There are falsehoods. And there’s Pants on Fire. PolitiFact and the AJC Truth-O-Meter complete hundreds of fact checks every year. And a few fall into that fiery netherworld of the ridiculously misleading. The 2012 campaign between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has produced some memorable misstatements. Below are abbreviated versions of some of the top Pants on Fire rulings of the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Want to comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings? It’s easy. Just go to our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. Readers can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.  

Scariest lines of the 2012 campaign

For Halloween, we highlight the scare tactics of 2012. Don't be afraid! The Truth-O-Meter says they're not true!

Obama and Romney on women's issues

Women are a key demographic of this presidential campaign. Both Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have targeted this swing group, trying to sway female voters on issues such as contraception, equity pay and employment. The focus on females has produced some of the most memorable statements during the campaign from both men and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Below are abbreviated versions of fact checks about the candidates’ statements during the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Want to  comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings? It’s easy. Just go to  our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. Readers can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Obama and Romney on taxes

Taxes have been a major focus of this presidential campaign. Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have different ideas on the issue, and each has a specific tax plan. Democrats have criticized Romney’s plan as being vague and a potential burden on middle-income families. Republicans have complained that Obama’s tax policies will keep the country mired in an economic slump. Along the way, both men -- and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan -- have kept the AJC Truth-O-Meter busy. Below are abbreviated versions of fact checks about the candidates’ statements during the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts.  And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Obama and Romney on the economy

The economy has been the central issue in this presidential race. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have divergent visions about how to help create more jobs, sell more American goods overseas and make the nation more energy-independent. Along the way, both men have made claims that caused the Truth-O-Meter to sway in all directions. Below are some abbreviated versions of fact checks about the candidates’ statements during the campaign. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts.  And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.  

Checking the facts on China

Both sides have used China as a villain in the 2012 campaign. We've put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia are checking statements made by the presidential challengers, who have less than two weeks until Election Day. We will be updating our online site -- www.politifact.com/georgia/ -- as more fact checks are completed. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at: www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. They can follow us on Twitter at PolitiFactGA.

Twisting the truth on windmills, pensions and prostitutes

Both sides have used China as a villain in the 2012 campaign. We've put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the third presidential debate

We continue to post new fact-checking reports from the debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday night. The topic was foreign policy. Did you hear something you would like fact-checked? Suggest ideas by tagging tweets with #PolitiFactThis. You can also email us at truthometer@politifact.com.

Romney, Obama, foreign policy debate

Truth-O-Meter plugged in? Check. PolitiFact is fact-checking the third Romney-Obama debate in Florida.

Fact-checking foreign policy

In advance of Monday night's debate, we look at our recent fact-checks on foreign policy.