Friday, October 24th, 2014

All stories featuring Ron Paul

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.

Leo Berman claim about Obama topped our charts

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...

Checking Obama, Paul, gas prices and border fence

President Barack Obama figured into our fact checks of gas prices and border fencing last week. We also looked into a comparison by GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas and Texas Democrats’ budget claims. To the Flashback...

Ron Paul's belly ache, two Texas Pants-on-Fires

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, bellied up to a Half True claim in the first pre-2012 GOP presidential debate last week. In our fact checks, we rated a pair of other Texans’ statements Pants on Fire. To the Flashback...  

Fact-checking Ron Paul’s first debate

We're fact-checking several claims the Texas Republican made during Thursday's presidential debate in South Carolina. Check back to see how he fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the first Republican debate

The South Carolina debate was missing several of the most prominent candidates, but there were still plenty of facts to check.

Ron Paul’s PolitiFact report card

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has launched a presidential exploratory committee. We’ve previously explored several statements by the outspoken Republican.

Less than 20 months to the next presidential election

Boy howdy LBJ, we’re already edging toward the 2012 presidential election judging from a March claim that snagged our attention. We took up GOP prospect Mitch Daniels’ riposte that government workers in 41 states fare better than the taxpayers who support them. Of course, many possible candidates also are fair game for the Truth-O-Meter.

Politicians say the strangest things

We always call the person who made the claim and ask where he or she got the information that his or her statement was based on. Sometimes the answers are a little surprising.  

Pants on Fire!

The Truth-O-Meter seems more flammable lately.

Numbers game

If a candidate is off with a statistical claim, should they earn a False on the Truth-O-Meter?

FACT SHEET: Endorsements

Clinton has the endorsement of Jack Nicholson. McCain has Sylvester Stallone. Ron Paul is backed by a late-night radio personality named Waldo. We examine the endorsements of each candidate.

FACT SHEET: Economic policy

We check out the latest on President Bush's economic stimulus package and where the candidates stand on economic issues.

Rudy's Florida pitch

In a TV ad aimed at voters in Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes claims about cutting taxes, welfare reform and a national insurance fund. We find he's mostly right on two, but wrong on the other.

FACT SHEET: Immigration

A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.

Two parties, one night

We find some truth, some exaggerations and a Pants-on-Fire falsehood at the dual debates in New Hampshire.

FACT SHEET: Who was in military?

They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.

FACT SHEET: Who has been to Iraq?

We surveyed the 16 candidates to find out which ones have visited Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. As of December 2007, nine have. Here are our findings along with a brief synopsis of each candidate's position on the war, taken from their Web sites.