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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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