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How we chose the 2011 Lie of the Year

For the first time, PolitiFact editors and readers chose different claims as the Lie of the Year.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.

Ponzi puzzle: A closer look at Ryan and claims he agreed with Perry that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme

When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was asked whether he agreed with Rick Perry about Social Security being a Ponzi scheme, it created a firestorm.  We took a closer look at what was said.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.

Democrats persist with false Medicare claim

The radio ad says: "Congressman Scott Rigell voted to end Medicare, forcing seniors to pay more to protect tax breaks for Big Oil and millionaires."

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 01:57 p.m.

Playing a game of political telephone

Politicians like to repeat juicy lines made by party leaders or campaign committees. But as a claim works its way through Congress, the truth doesn't always travel so well.

By Jacob Geiger :: Published on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Mike Haridopolos and the 'Ryan Plan'

Mike Haridopolos is facing heat for differing positions on whether he'd support what's known as the "Ryan Plan." What's so controversial about the plan? PolitiFact Florida gives you a primer.

By Robert Farley, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 04:48 p.m.

Over a cliff, yes; but is this ad also over the top?

It's an eye-catching -- if not eye-popping -- ad. But is the plan by Rep. Paul Ryan  really tantamount to throwing Granny from the cliff?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 05:30 p.m.

Sorting out the facts on the Republican budget blueprint

The House today passed a Republican deficit-cutting budget blueprint championed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The plan has been praised by the right and attacked by the left; and we stepped in to referee some of the rhetoric.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 04:38 p.m.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin budget battle

The Wisconsin budget controversy has generated sharp rhetorical clashes over ideology, budget priorities and tactics -- and the largest sustained protests in Madison since the Vietnam War, The main event: An argument over collective bargaining rights and compensation for state and local government employees that has spurred national interest. Check out some of our hottest items.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.

Fact-checking the federal budget fight

A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

The State of the Union 'bump' -- in accuracy

The three speakers on Tuesday night -- President Barack Obama and Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann -- were more careful than other politicians during the 2010 campaign in providing needed caveats to their statistical claims.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 02:50 p.m.

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