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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."

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 05:07 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair, Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 05:10 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 09:51 a.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By Becky Bowers, Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

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.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 08:32 a.m.

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

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.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 01:30 p.m.

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.

By Bartholomew Sullivan :: Published on Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

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.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.

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?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

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

We're revising our ruling to Mostly True.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.

PolitiFact's guide to the Florida GOP primary

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

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 07:43 a.m.

Fact-checking the Florida primary

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

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 06:41 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 09:29 p.m.

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