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Did Gingrich leave speakership "in disgrace"?

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are battling to define Gingrich's tenure as House speaker. We take a look at whether Gingrich left the top post "in disgrace."

By Louis Jacobson, Katie Sanders :: Published on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 09:13 p.m.

Previewing Monday's Republican debate

We have a hunch what the candidates will say Monday night because we heard what they said the previous 17 debates. Here are some of the talking points we expect to hear.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at 07:07 p.m.

Fact-checking the CNN debate in South Carolina

The presidential debates are shrinking, but they're just as lively as ever. With Rick Perry now out of the race, there were four candidates on stage Thursday night for the CNN debate in Charleston, S.C. We'll be posting new fact-checks later today, but here's a recap of some of the claims we've addressed before.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

Fact-checking the CNN debate in South Carolina

The final four debate in South Carolina. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 09:13 p.m.

How factual is the 'King of Bain' video?

The 28-minute video from the pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future seeks to impeach Mitt Romney's credentials as a businessman. But the video's accuracy is mixed at best. Here's a rundown of facts we've checked.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 01:40 p.m.

GOP ad wars invade Florida airwaves

We fact-check a recent campaign commercial in the Republican primary for president. Seen a new ad? Be sure to drop us a line.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.

Do Romney, Perry, Gingrich want to zero out aid to Israel?

That's the claim President Barack Obama's campaign makes on its website. But we found serious problems with the charge.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 07:07 p.m.

Newt Gingrich and the Truth-O-Meter

As Newt Gingrich rose in the polls, his record on the Truth-O-Meter plummeted.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.

Super PACs air similar claim on Pelosi-Gingrich ties

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.

Are federal officials allowed to say 'Merry Christmas'?

Newt Gingrich says it's against the law. We check the rules and end up throwing some britches on the yule log.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 06:22 p.m.

Super PAC ad targets Gingrich in Florida

A pro-Romney group is going hard after the former House speaker and sudden front-runner.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 04:26 p.m.

Gingrich says Obama passed up IBM's offer to find health-care savings

In a Texas debate, Newt Gingrich said the CEO of IBM had told President Barack Obama how to save billions of dollars in health-care fraud -- and Obama passed up the offer. For real?

By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

Checking Newt Gingrich's jabs about jobs

Newt Gingrich says President Obama is killing jobs. We put the claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 05:43 p.m.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Nevada

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 09:19 a.m.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Nevada

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 06:43 a.m.

Rick Perry versus the field, round three

Republican presidential candidates debate a third time in 22 days tonight. We’ll watch for fresh claims, including jabs at front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry, mindful that the last debates fed several fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 06:15 a.m.

Rick Perry griddled at Florida CNN/Tea Party Express debate

At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, the Republican candidates discussed Social Security, Medicare and immigration, with candidates often trying to griddle Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 06:35 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter passes on claim about 10th Amendment

Fans of limited government, put down those pompoms and get off the sidelines. GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich wants you to join Team 10. Long a rallying point for those who want to curtail the power of federal government, the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution describes the powers held by states and people. It’s been neglected for too long, Gingrich said in a conference call announcing the effort. That’s why Gingrich launched Team 10, an Internet crowd-sourcing initiative, to brainstorm ideas to end big government and get the federal government to "enforce the 10th Amendment," the effort’s Facebook page says.   

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.

Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate

We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Bill Adair, Louis Jacobson, David G. Taylor :: Published on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 10:56 p.m.

Gingrich v. Gawker

Does Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich have flocks of Twitter followers, or are many of them fly-by-night?

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 11:55 a.m.

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