Saturday, October 25th, 2014

All stories featuring Paul Krugman

Government jobs vs. private jobs: Which help the economy more?

We examine a debate between Carly Fiorina and Paul Krugman and explore if an increase in government jobs promotes growth in private-sector employment.

No, that's not what the Truth-O-Meter said

As the campaign heats up, candidates and political groups are incorrectly describing our ratings. We put their claims about the Truth-O-Meter to the Truth-O-Meter.

Paul Krugman, Texas and Truth-O-Meter

Paul Krugman, in Austin to keynote an awards ceremony, is a Nobel-winning economist and columnist. He also has a mixed record, leaning to True, on the Truth-O-Meter.

Al Sharpton is fired up about Rick Perry

On MSNBC, Al Sharpton called Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign message "fact-free" and then offered up some Texas stats that we've checked before.

Fact-checking claims about the Texas economy

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now running for president, we review our fact-checking on claims about jobs and the Texas economy.

Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

Is the proof in the polling?

In the debate over Medicare, pollsters will be keeping an eye on public sentiment.

Mailbag: “What a complete waste of newsprint.”

We fact-check lawmakers, while readers put us in check.

Austin's Lee Leffingwell survives debut at PolitiFact

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell survived his debut on the Texas Truth-O-Meter last week while statements from three legislators, a Democratic activist and a New York Times columnist also rocked the needle. Read on. It's the debut of the PolitiFact Texas Flashback.

Fact-checking columnists

Elected officials aren’t the only ones sounding off on Texas politics. We’re lately checking fast balls launched from the Big Apple.

Mailbag: “You should have a Socialist-O-Meter”

Readers tell us how they would have rated statements (and one suggests a leftish replacement for the Truth-O-Meter).

We're No. 1!

Woo hoo... sometimes.

Checking facts on the deficit commission

A proposal to reduce the deficit drew fire from economist Paul Krugman on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

Looking for some truth about the federal budget

On the heels of a draft recommendation from the president's deficit advisory panel, we check the accuracy of several claims about spending and taxes.