As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 04:12 p.m.
The MSNBC talk show host is unhappy with our Mostly False rating on a claim by the National Right to Life Committee. Here's a letter that a Maddow fan sent to her show about the rating.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 09:58 a.m.
Claims by or about Rick Perry as he stumped for president gave the Truth-O-Meter a vigorous workout. Highlights, please!
"No matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut," said Republican presidential contender and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking of his flat-tax plan.
Rachel Maddow touts Social Security's track record in keeping senior citizens out of poverty. We found her applause is mostly deserved.
As Democrats talk of raising taxes on wealthier Americans, a look at our fact-checking on whether the income gap is growing.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 01:45 p.m.
Our inbox was bulging with criticism, compliments and some choice words to keep our egos in check.
By Ciara O'Rourke :: Published on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 03:43 p.m.
During the 140-day Texas legislative session that ended May 30, we tested claims from floor debates, press releases and advertising. But by far, our most-read article proved to be a check of state Rep. Leo Berman's statement about Barack Obama’s birthplace. Presenting the top 10 PolitiFact Texas articles from January through May...
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 09:53 a.m.
The editor of PolitiFact National appeared on CNN’s "Reliable Source" this weekend, defending a recent False rating bestowed on a statement by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 02:39 p.m.
We look at what's being said about the budget controversy in Wisconsin.
In an interview with David Letterman, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Fox News had said that "the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama." We checked her claim.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 05:40 p.m.
PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 04:16 p.m.
Rhetoric during the 2010 campaign season was so filled with falsehoods and exaggerations that we rated the entire election Barely True. But the year also had its share of true statements. Here are five that surprised us for being correct.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 09:22 a.m.
We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.
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