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PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

The Iowa caucuses are over the GOP race and the rivalries will likely intensify. But which attacks are based in fact and which are baseless accusations? 

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States?

During a GOP debate, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul raised the topic of the immigration status of those who committed terrorist attacks in the United States. Evidence shows that many attackers were American-born or came here legally.   •  Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage

Readying for final GOP debate of 2015

The top nine candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination take to the stage Tuesday for the last debate of 2015. Before the contest airs at 8:30 p.m. on CNN, catch up here with the most recent-fact checks on candidate claims.

Presidential campaign, election issues dominate November High Five

The GOP presidential debate helped drive interest in November.

Top fact-checks from the GOP debate in Milwaukee

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Fact checking the Milwaukee GOP debate

Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

McConnell vs. Paul on the Patriot Act and telephone records: What the government accesses

McConnell has suggested that Patriot Act opponents are confusing people on whether calls are being monitored.   Also: PolitiFact Rhode Island reviews Lincoln Chafee's Truth-O-Meter record.

Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

On Tuesday, Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president in 2016.  We looked back at some our more notable fact-checks of his statements.    • The Ted Cruz scorecard • The Jeb Bush scorecard • The Hillary Clinton scorecard • All the scorecards  

Texas-reared Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

Rand Paul, who just declared for president, has met the Truth-O-Meter--35 times.   He's also the second Texan seeking the Republican nomination. Former Gov. Rick Perry has said he'll reveal his desires in May or June.   OK, Paul is from Kentucky. And he was born in Pennsylvania. But he grew up in Texas; his father, former presidential hopeful Ron Paul, was a Lake Jackson congressman.   As shown below, Sen. Paul has a wide-ranging Truth-O-Meter record. MORE:  

PolitiFact's 5 most-viewed fact checks from January

The State of the Union address -- and Joni Ernst's Republican response -- were some of the biggest draws in January for PolitiFact readers.

Rand Paul on 'walking, talking' children who end up with 'profound mental disorders after vaccines'

We take a look at the facts and evidence behind a recent statement by Sen. Rand Paul about children who "wound up with profound mental disorders" after vaccines.   PunditFact: Timeline of Brian Williams' statements on Iraqi helicopter attack What Barack Obama said about autism and vaccines in 2008

And the top-read Virginia Truth-O-Meter from 2014 is...

State Sen. George Barker's statement that uncompsensated care costs went down 30 percent in states that, unlike Virginia, expanded Medicaid. Here's our review of that claim and four others that generated the most interest in 2014.  

Some politicians spoke the truth in 2014

We published lots of Falses and Pants on Fires this year, but here's a hat-tip to a sampling of claims that earned a full True rating.

Rand Paul on the Truth-O-Meter

We've recently fact-checked statements by or about Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and a possible 2016 contender.    • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 26 news shows • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes  

Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

Fact-checking Rand Paul's Iowa trip

On his 10-stop tour of Iowa this week, Sen. Rand Paul not-so-subtly tested the waters of a 2016 presidential run. We found some facts to check among his remarks and interviews -- one True and one Pants on Fire!