Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

All stories featuring Mitt Romney

Fact-checking Romney's private fundraiser remarks

Grainy video of Mitt Romney talking to big-dollar donors May 17  in Florida has the political world in a tizzy.     PolitiFact has looked into Romney’s remarks in the secretly recorded video and fact-checked several of the comments. Several abbreviated versions of those fact-checks appear below.         Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) for full versions of these and other fact-checks. Readers can comment on our rulings at the FaceBook site. Or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). We update that page with new fact-checks throughout the news cycle.

Fact-checking Romney’s private fundraiser remarks

Mitt Romney said his comments in a controversial video were "not elegantly stated." They’re also not entirely true. Our fact-checks of the surreptitious recording.

Ad Watch: A look at Obama's attacks on Romney's tax and Medicare stances

The sticking point is that Romney hasn’t specified what exemptions, deductions and loopholes he wants to get rid of. So it’s impossible to tell if the math in Romney’s tax plan adds up.

Mailbag: Party conventions edition

As we kicked into high gear for the party conventions, our readers were right there with us, challenging and cheering our work.

Did the U.S. embassy in Cairo make an apology?

Returning to a frequent theme of his campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday charged that the Obama administration, through a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, made an "apology" to Islamic radicals. We take a closer look. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new fact checks morning, noon and night.

Did the U.S. embassy in Cairo make an apology?

Returning to a frequent theme of his campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday charged that the Obama administration, through a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, made an "apology" to Islamic radicals. We take a closer look.

Is 'In God We Trust' still on U.S. coins?

On the campaign trail recently, Mitt Romney brought up an issue that sounded familiar to us: the question of whether "In God We Trust" has been removed from U.S. coins. PolitiFact looked into it. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new fact checks morning, noon and night.

Has 'In God We Trust' been taken off U.S. coins?

On the campaign trail recently, Mitt Romney brought up an issue that sounded familiar to us: the question of whether "In God We Trust" has been removed from U.S. coins. It's not a new claim, but now that it's emerged in the presidential campaign, we took a new look at its origins.  

Has 'In God We Trust' been taken off U.S. coins?

Mitt Romney said, "I will not take ‘God’ off our coins." But it turns out the phrase "In God We Trust" has been there all along.

Greatest hits from the Tampa and Charlotte conventions

We choose our most significant fact-checks from the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Did President Obama save the auto industry?

Experts say it wasn't just Obama -- he got critical help from President Bush.

Ad Watch: Crafty splice tags Obama with a promise

An Americans for Prosperity ad shows President Barack Obama promising to cut the national deficit during his first term and saying, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Did President Obama really give himself a three-year deadline to accomplish that goal?

Chris Christie focus of weekend Truth-O-Meter rulings

Sen. Barbara Buono claims the governor has demanded tax cuts the state can't afford; Christie touts his leadership in endorsing Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney's big night, plus a Texas teacher

On the last night of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the party's presidential nomination -- and a Texas educator saluted specialized academies.

At the GOP convention, the story of Mitt Romney

On the third night of the Republican National Convention, speakers and videos tell the story of the presidential nominee.

Fact-checking Gov. Chris Christie on health care

PolitiFact New Jersey digs into two claims about the nation's health care system that Gov. Chris Christie made during his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Republican convention: Talking about money

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took center stage Tuesday on PolitiFact and the Truth-O-Meter as Republicans geared up to nominate him at their Tampa convention. First, we tested a talking point GOP leaders are using to cast Mitt Romney as a self-made man: That Romney "gave away his father's inheritance." We also checked Romney’s critique of the economy and its effects on young people. The economy is perhaps the Obama campaign’s biggest hurdle, and Democrats know it. One of his top campaign aides tried to defend him by saying that the recovery during President Barack Obama’s term is stronger than President Ronald Reagan’s. Wrong. We also checked an attack on Obama by Romney’s vice presidential pick U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan about declining household incomes. He was wrong, too. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter. And watch for us during the conventions. We’re providing daily Truth-O-Meter updates for this week’s Republican convention in Tampa and next week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte.

Truth-O-Meter unstoppable amid GOP convention shutdown

Hurricane Isaac may have shut down the Republican National Convention on Monday. But the Truth-O-Meter was unstoppable. PolitiFact arrived in Tampa just as former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a surprise endorsement of President Barack Obama in The Tampa Bay Times. He served as governor as a Republican, then ran an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as an independent. We completed two fact-checks that touched on Crist’s endorsement. Medicare remained a chief concern as the festivities began. Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney accused Obama of hypocrisy, while his vice presidential pick, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, said the Romney-Ryan plan "does not affect" benefits for anyone 55 or older. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page or find us on Twitter. PolitiFact will provide daily Truth-O-Meter updates on the GOP before moving on to Charlotte next week to keep tabs on the Democrats.

The guide to Medicare attack lines

There's a lot of claims going around about Medicare on the campaign trail. We sort out the truth.

Fact-checking the TV game of connect the dots

The Obama and Romney campaigns are engaged in a fierce battle of connect the dots. Faced with incomplete and sometimes skimpy details to attack their opponents, the campaigns are making some overly generous assumptions and -- sometimes -- drawing some wildly inaccurate conclusions. Here are some of our recent fact-checks on campaign ads that try to connect the dots: