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?
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.
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.
The claim that economic stimulus created "zero jobs" was the No. 1 choice of PolitiFact readers.
For the first time, PolitiFact editors and readers chose different claims as the Lie of the Year.
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.
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."
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 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?
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.
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.
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A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.
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.