Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took center stage Tuesday on PolitiFact and the Truth-O-Meter as Republicans geared up to nominate him at their Tampa convention. First, we tested a talking point GOP leaders are using to cast Mitt Romney as a self-made man: That Romney "gave away his father's inheritance." We also checked Romney’s critique of the economy and its effects on young people. The economy is perhaps the Obama campaign’s biggest hurdle, and Democrats know it. One of his top campaign aides tried to defend him by saying that the recovery during President Barack Obama’s term is stronger than President Ronald Reagan’s. Wrong. We also checked an attack on Obama by Romney’s vice presidential pick U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan about declining household incomes. He was wrong, too. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter. And watch for us during the conventions. We’re providing daily Truth-O-Meter updates for this week’s Republican convention in Tampa and next week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte.
By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
Polls show heavy majorities want the U.S. Supreme Court to strike all or part of the health care reform law. But the same surveys also show most of the public hopes the court will either uphold the law or everything in it except the mandate that Americans have health insurance coverage.
By Sean Gorman :: Published on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 01:47 p.m.
Republicans are increasingly comparing the current economy to the Great Depression. But how apt is the comparison?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 10:11 a.m.
Since it's Tax Day, the deadline to file 2010 tax returns, we thought we'd hit you with a couple tax-related fact checks.
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