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Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate

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

By Bill Adair, Louis Jacobson, David G. Taylor :: Published on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 10:56 p.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 02:00 p.m.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

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

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 01:54 p.m.

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...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 09:53 a.m.

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...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 09:42 a.m.

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...  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 11:54 a.m.

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.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 05:09 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 09:27 a.m.

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.

By :: Published on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 04:06 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.

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.  

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 02:36 p.m.

Pants on Fire!

The Truth-O-Meter seems more flammable lately.

By :: Published on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 11:49 a.m.

Numbers game

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

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 05:58 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 06:05 p.m.

FACT SHEET: Economic policy

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

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 06:43 p.m.

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.

By Robert Farley, John Frank :: Published on Friday, January 18th, 2008 at 07:51 p.m.

FACT SHEET: Immigration

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

By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 06:11 p.m.

Two parties, one night

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

By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, January 6th, 2008 at 06:56 p.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 10:46 a.m.

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.

By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 05:24 p.m.

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