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Fact-checking the Sunday Dec. 15 news shows

Newt Gingrich tried to tie Democrats to the problem of poverty in the United States on ABC's "This Week."

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012

The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.

Bidding farewell to Newt: our five favorite fact-checks

Few candidates provided more colorful claims to check than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who's finally leaving the Republican primary contest. Here are our favorite Newt-centric fact-checks.

Whither Ron Paul? Check his report card

A national newspaper asked the other day: "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Well, he still has a PolitiFact report card.

Supreme Court debate: Switching sides on the individual mandate

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the health care law, we recall the flip-flops behind the debate. Some Republicans used to love it; Barack Obama was against it.

Switching sides on the individual mandate

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the health care law, we recall the flip-flops behind the debate. Some Republicans used to love it; Barack Obama was against it.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

It's Super Tuesday, and Georgians are heading to the polls. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi that are designed to strike fear in the hearts of Republican voters. There's been some piling on. We've seen several examples where two (or more) candidates have made the same attack. The one candidate who hasn't been attacked much: Ron Paul. He's has been busy attacking others — but we didn’t find ads attacking him. (If you see one, send it our way!) Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to post your thoughts. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Fact-checking pre-Super Tuesday campaign appearances

GOP presidential candidates stormed Georgia and the airwaves Sunday, buffeting voters with one more powerful gust of rhetoric during the final weekend before Super Tuesday Although the appearances were new, the talking points were largely the same. We’ve checked a few of them before. Here’s a look at statements from the three leading candidates: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.  Want to comment? Go to our Facebook page. You can also try us on Twitter.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

What we're watching: Ads in the runup to Super Tuesday

Whether on television or on the Internet, Republican presidential candidates are attacking each other in campaign ads. Some of the attacks are even true.

Primary preview: Gingrich on size of U.S. oil resources

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than two weeks away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.

Super Tuesday preview: GOP claims you may have heard, may hear again

With the GOP presidential primary just more than a week away, we know some Tennesseans may be just tuning in. Others may have already heard it all before. But which claims are true? Which are the most misleading? With help from our partners, PolitiFact Tennessee presents a preview of GOP talking points that may proliferate in the run up to the March 6 primary.

Fact-checking the Arizona presidential debate

The 20th episode of our favorite show had some familiar claims and some new ones. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter.

Gingrich versus Biery

Newt Gingrich excoriated a Texas judge’s warning about his order related to prayer during a high-school graduation ceremony. Did Gingrich recap the judge’s position accurately?

Did Newt Gingrich pay a $300,000 'fine'?

We're revising our ruling to Mostly True.

PolitiFact's guide to the Florida GOP primary

We review our fact-checking of the TV ads and debates for the Florida primary.

Fact-checking the Florida primary

What were some of the sharpest attack lines of the past week?

Contest for Hispanic vote heats up GOP primary

We fact-check two claims as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich fight for the Hispanic vote in the Republican primary for president.

Fact-checking the Tampa Republican debate

The Republican debate in Tampa turned into a sparring match Monday night as Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney attacked each other on their records in political office. Gingrich began the debate with a spirited defense of his record as speaker of the House of Representatives. He repeated a claim we've heard before, that "When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets." In fact, two of those balanced budgets occured after he left office. We rated that claim False. Romney attacked Gingrich for his record, claiming that "at the end of four years, he had to resign in disgrace. We interviewed experts about Gingrich's resignation and found that it was more complicated than Romney described.