Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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The veep-stakes

With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?

Want to invoke our Lie of the Year? Get it right

PolitiFact’s 2011 Lie of the Year got some attention on the House floor Wednesday as lawmakers debated Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal. But several of them played fast and loose with our award-winner. Here's what we said — and didn't say — about changes to Medicare.

Lie of the Year 2011: 'Republicans voted to end Medicare'

In campaign ads, web videos and TV interviews, Democrats repeatedly said House Republicans had "voted to end Medicare." Our 2011 winner is the latest in a long history of scare tactics aimed at senior citizens.

Lie of the Year 2011: Readers' poll results

The claim that economic stimulus created "zero jobs" was the No. 1 choice of PolitiFact readers.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Fact-checking the federal budget fight

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

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.