Thursday, October 30th, 2014

All stories featuring Rudy Giuliani

Fact-checking national security on 'This Week'

We've checked statements from Rudy Giuliani, Joe Lieberman and George Will.

So long, Mayor Giuliani

The ever quotable Rudy Giuliani gave PolitiFact lots of things to check this election season. Here's a look back at highlights from the Giuliani file. We mark John Edwards' departure as well.

Fumbled facts in Florida

We find some exaggerations and mistakes at the Republican debate in Boca Raton.

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.

Giuliani's energy juggernaut

Rudy Giuliani makes a case that the United States lags behind foreign nations when it comes to energy infrastructure. But he overstates the foreign energy juggernaut and ignores enormous energy investments at home.

Two parties, one night

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

He didn't stand in the way, but he didn't always lead

The former Arkansas governor says he had the "most impressive" education record among the GOP pack. But open-ended superlatives are tough to prove, especially when you've got critics.

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.

History is not their best subject

Presidential candidates often make historical references to emphasize points or justify positions. A lot of the time, though, they get their facts wrong -- to the dismay of historians.

PolitiFact's greatest hits

Our Top 10 Truth-O-Meter rulings cover the Pledge of Allegiance, military shrinkage and crime linkage. We also examine whether God has a position on the Iowa caucuses.

Iowa nice

In the final Republican debate, Rudy Giuliani used some creative new math to exaggerate his record on adoptions, while Fred Thompson was on target about taxes.

Romney haunted by liberal past

Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts and as a candidate for office put him in a vulnerable position as rival Republicans attack his past.

Giuliani left Iraq panel - or it left him

Rudy Giuliani joined the Iraq Study Group but then never made it to a meeting.

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.

Why facts matter

In an essay, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair explains why facts are important — and why we nitpick.

Romney misses easy grounder

At the CNN/YouTube debate, the candidates argued about immigration, crime and Iraq. We found they generally got their facts right, although Huckabee distorted the facts on an education program for immigrants and Romney missed an easy one about the Red Sox.

Looking for Mr. Right

Each of the candidates running for the Republican nomination for president claims to be a conservative. And each one is -- to a point.

Giuliani and Romney duel on crime stats

Romney and Giuliani cite different statistics on Massachusetts crime to make their points.

Who made Big Apple sweeter?

Rudy Giuliani presided over an economic rebound in New York City, but his claims ignore the nation's economic expansion. And he doesn't mention the less rosy details of his tenure.