We put new claims about the health care law to the Truth-O-Meter and find more exaggerations and falsehoods.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 04:20 p.m.
We've posted our review of a fresh claim that a Republican legislator gave in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Our look at this claim -- which caught fire -- reminded us we'd previously explored misconceptions about the Texas tuition law.
By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 05:51 p.m.
Claims about Newt Gingrich teaming with Nancy Pelosi on global warming appear in video ads from two different super PACs, including one supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential candidacy. PolitiFact put those claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 09:59 a.m.
We also found facts to check on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
With the entry of former pizza CEO and talk show host Herman Cain into the 2012 presidential race, our fair state now boasts two presidential prospects. This means PolitiFact Georgia has the pleasure of checking both of them. Newt Gingrich, whose campaign offices are in Buckhead, earned a True on health care. Cain scored a Mostly True on his claim about food stamp use and False on a gaffe about the U.S. Constitution. Not to ignore national politics, we gave U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a Pants on Fire for a chart she posted about the national debt. Her Republican counterpart, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, earned a Mostly True for a statement he made on U.S. coal to the Atlanta Press Club. Run, Georgia, run! Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to join the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, May 29th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
We're in the election's final stretch, and politicians have dynamite in their hands. As our sister site PolitiFact National noted in an analysis of this election season's claims, "campaigns often begin with a kernel of truth. But then they stretch it, twist it and blow it up." In Georgia, politicians went nuclear with claims on jobs, legislation on child abuse and ethics violations. This week's wreckage could have been far worse. We ruled Mostly True on a claim by Democratic candidate for governor Roy Barnes. But our overall analysis of the gubernatorial campaign shows that if we had a Nastymeter, it would have spun like the Wheelie ride at Six Flags Over Georgia. Don't try this on an empty stomach, ladies and gentlemen. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest updates.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
Our latest article on U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's charge that GOP challenger Donna Campbell has called for an end to federal education aid pivots on how she answered a caller's question to a public-access cable TV show--but it's not our only article based on ayes and nays...
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
The Flip-O-Meter spun like a top last week. And once the Truth-O-Meter burned. We owe this to the State Road and Tollway Authority, which voted to extend the toll on Ga. 400 to 2020. And Democrat candidate for governor Roy Barnes, who mentioned he'd like to run a "civil and polite" campaign to win back his old job. And there's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose office took a quote out of context. Hence the smoke. Others fared better. Citizens of the Republic, a group run by veterans of President Ronald Reagan's administration, stuck to the facts. And a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate got things half right. We invite you to join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. You keep reading, and we'll keep the old Truth-O-Meter churning. Here's how we ruled last week:
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used a quote by House Minority Leader John Boehner to show how the GOP wants to go back to past economic policies. But Boehner's comment was about social issues.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 01:34 p.m.
Republican John Dennis scored a viral video hit with his Wizard of Oz themed ad, which casts his opponent, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in the role of the Wicked Witch of the West. We check a claim in the ad that taxpayers pay $18,000 a month for Pelosi's district office in downtown San Francisco.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.
We sort through the numbers and find conflicting evidence when it comes to jobs.
By Catharine Richert :: Published on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 06:49 p.m.
Rep. Michele Bachmann says three days isn't enough to read the big health care bill. We ask experts how long a typical person would take to read the 1,000 pages.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 at 06:46 p.m.
We examine claims by Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi on the controversy over torture.
Get ready to hit the Delete key. Chain e-mails are making a resurgence and landing in your inbox. We check two of them and find they're Pants on Fire wrong.
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