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Celebrating business and hard work on opening night in Tampa

On the first night of the Republican National Convention, GOP speakers proclaim the value of hard work and criticize the country's direction under President Barack Obama.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 09:50 p.m.

A fresh untruth about tuition for undocumented students

We've posted our review of a fresh claim that a Republican legislator gave in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Our look at this claim -- which caught fire -- reminded us we'd previously explored misconceptions about the Texas tuition law.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 05:51 p.m.

A history of taxing claims

Is your head spinning from filing your income taxes? Over the last year, we've fact-checked some dizzying claims about the tax system, who pays more and less. Here are some goodies that have been crunched by the Truth-O-Meter.

By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Whither Ron Paul? Check his report card

A national newspaper asked the other day: "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Well, he still has a PolitiFact report card.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

A look at some familiar attacks from recycled ads

As the Republican presidential campaign moved to Wisconsin, the attack ads followed. Two national political action committees have been airing a pair of television ads -- one from the Red, White and Blue Fund attacks front-runner Mitt Romney, and a second, from Restore Our Future, goes after Rick Santorum.   We take a look at some already-evaluated claims.

By James B. Nelson :: Published on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Is the U.S. suffering an epidemic of rolling blackouts?

The nation's electrical grid faces long-term challenges. But have President Barack Obama's policies prompted widespread rolling blackouts?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.

Checking the facts on Santorum and his speech near Knoxville

Our national partners at PolitiFact.com put Rick Santorum claims from a speech near Knoxville, Tenn., before last week's Super Tuesday primary to the Truth-O-Meter as part of a continuing series fact-checking the stump speeches of the presidential candidates.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:42 a.m.

On the Stump: Checking Santorum’s Knoxville speech

PolitiFact is checking the GOP presidential candidates' stump speeches as they battle for the nomination. Now it's time for former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum to face the Truth-O-Meter. These checks are based on statements he made in Tennessee.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 02:05 p.m.

On the Stump: Checking Santorum’s Knoxville speech

We put Rick Santorum claims from a speech last week near Knoxville, Tenn., to the Truth-O-Meter as part of our continuing series fact-checking the stump speeches of the presidential candidates.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 05:38 p.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

It's Super Tuesday, and Georgians are heading to the polls. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi that are designed to strike fear in the hearts of Republican voters. There's been some piling on. We've seen several examples where two (or more) candidates have made the same attack. The one candidate who hasn't been attacked much: Ron Paul. He's has been busy attacking others — but we didn’t find ads attacking him. (If you see one, send it our way!) Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to post your thoughts. You can also follow us on Twitter.

By Becky Bowers, Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

Fact-checking pre-Super Tuesday campaign appearances

GOP presidential candidates stormed Georgia and the airwaves Sunday, buffeting voters with one more powerful gust of rhetoric during the final weekend before Super Tuesday Although the appearances were new, the talking points were largely the same. We’ve checked a few of them before. Here’s a look at statements from the three leading candidates: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.  Want to comment? Go to our Facebook page. You can also try us on Twitter.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 08:32 a.m.

What we're watching: Ads in the runup to Super Tuesday

Whether on television or on the Internet, Republican presidential candidates are attacking each other in campaign ads. Some of the attacks are even true.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

Primary preview: Checking Santorum's college claim

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than a week away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.

By Robert Higgs, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 04:20 p.m.

Did Obama say everyone should go to college?

Rick Santorum called Barack Obama a "snob" because he "once said he wants everybody in America to go to college." We check 18 Obama speeches and find that's not what he said.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 06:05 p.m.

In Context: Santorum on church and state

In an interview on ABC's This Week, the former senator explained his disagreement with John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech about religion.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 02:47 p.m.

Super Tuesday preview: GOP claims you may have heard, may hear again

With the GOP presidential primary just more than a week away, we know some Tennesseans may be just tuning in. Others may have already heard it all before. But which claims are true? Which are the most misleading? With help from our partners, PolitiFact Tennessee presents a preview of GOP talking points that may proliferate in the run up to the March 6 primary.

By Bartholomew Sullivan :: Published on Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Primary preview: Santorum on Romney, cap and trade

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than two weeks away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.  

By Robert Higgs, Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Fact-checking the Arizona presidential debate

The 20th episode of our favorite show had some familiar claims and some new ones. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.

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