We examine a debate between Carly Fiorina and Paul Krugman and explore if an increase in government jobs promotes growth in private-sector employment.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 09:43 a.m.
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.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 06:30 p.m.
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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 03:56 p.m.
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.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now running for president, we review our fact-checking on claims about jobs and the Texas economy.
The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 01:47 p.m.
In the debate over Medicare, pollsters will be keeping an eye on public sentiment.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 03:53 p.m.
We fact-check lawmakers, while readers put us in check.
By :: Published on Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 01:23 p.m.
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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
Elected officials aren’t the only ones sounding off on Texas politics. We’re lately checking fast balls launched from the Big Apple.
By :: Published on Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.
Readers tell us how they would have rated statements (and one suggests a leftish replacement for the Truth-O-Meter).
By Ciara O'Rourke :: Published on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Woo hoo... sometimes.
By :: Published on Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
A proposal to reduce the deficit drew fire from economist Paul Krugman on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
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.
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