Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

All stories featuring Rick Santorum

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.

In Context: Santorum on Satan

In the latest installment in our occasional series, we provide the full context for Rick Santorum's 2008 comments about Satan.

Primary preview: Santorum on Freddie and Fannie

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than a month away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates. Rick Santorum said recently that he warned in 2006 of a meltdown in the housing market. We took a look.

Familiar claim in Ron Paul ad slamming Rick Santorum

Presidential hopeful from Texas says rival former senator from Pennsylvania doubled the size of the U.S. Education Department. No single lawmaker could do that, we figure. Besides, the department's budget did not double when Republicans dominated.

In Context: Santorum on women in combat

Here's the full context for the controversial remark by the Pennsylvania Republican on women in combat.

PolitiFact's guide to the Florida GOP primary

We review our fact-checking of the TV ads and debates for the Florida primary.

Fact-checking the Florida primary

What were some of the sharpest attack lines of the past week?

Previewing Monday's Republican debate

We have a hunch what the candidates will say Monday night because we heard what they said the previous 17 debates. Here are some of the talking points we expect to hear.

Fact-checking the CNN debate in South Carolina

The presidential debates are shrinking, but they're just as lively as ever. With Rick Perry now out of the race, there were four candidates on stage Thursday night for the CNN debate in Charleston, S.C. We'll be posting new fact-checks later today, but here's a recap of some of the claims we've addressed before.

Fifty fact checks of Rick Perry for president

Claims by or about Rick Perry as he stumped for president gave the Truth-O-Meter a vigorous workout. Highlights, please!  

Fact-checking the CNN debate in South Carolina

The final four debate in South Carolina. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter

Fact-checking super PAC attacks on Rick Santorum

We fact-check a television ad that purports to tell you four facts you don't know about Republican candidate for president Rick Santorum.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Nevada

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.

Santorum links Perry, Obama and binational health insurance

At the last Republican presidential debate, Rick Santorum said Rick Perry talked about binational health insurance for Texas and Mexico in 2001 — and threw Barack Obama into his claim. Did Perry advocate binational health plans?

Fact-checking the Fox News-Google GOP Debate

The GOP candidates faced off in Orlando, with questions from Fox News and YouTube. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter. And we'd already just completed a check about the Texas law permitting some illegal immigrants to get in-state college tuition.a

Rick Perry versus the field, round three

Republican presidential candidates debate a third time in 22 days tonight. We’ll watch for fresh claims, including jabs at front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry, mindful that the last debates fed several fact checks.

Rick Perry griddled at Florida CNN/Tea Party Express debate

At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, the Republican candidates discussed Social Security, Medicare and immigration, with candidates often trying to griddle Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate

We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Fact-checking the GOP debate in New Hampshire

Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will, and we’ll be watching for testable statements.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.