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Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.     

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Tom Kertscher :: Published on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 09:00 p.m.

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012

The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.

By Bill Adair, Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Jeepers, Mitt Romney Wins for PolitiFact Lie of The Year

Mitt Romney’s campaign falsehood about Jeep moving production to China is PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year. There's also a minute-by-minute recap of how the mistruth popped and stuck around.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 01:16 p.m.

Limbaugh v. Maher

Rush Limbaugh’s mischaracterizations of a law student made waves, prompting some critics to say that comedian Bill Maher’s descriptions of Sarah Palin and others were made in a similarly rebukable vein.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 09:41 a.m.

In Context: Sandra Fluke on contraceptives and women's health

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke told an unofficial hearing of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Feb. 23, 2012, that the omission of contraceptive coverage by her Jesuit school created "financial, emotional and medical burdens" for students. Her comments caught the ear of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" demanding that taxpayers pay for her to have sex. You've probably heard Limbaugh's words (for which he later said he apologized) repeated plenty. Here's what Fluke said that ignited his ire.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.

In Context: Sandra Fluke on contraceptives and women's health

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke told an unofficial hearing of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Feb. 23, 2012, that the omission of contraceptive coverage by her Jesuit school created "financial, emotional and medical burdens" for students. Her comments caught the ear of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called Fluke a slut and a prostitute demanding that taxpayers pay for her to have sex. You've probably heard Limbaugh's words (for which he later said he apologized) repeated plenty. Here's what Fluke said that ignited his ire.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 05:24 p.m.

Rush to judgment

A left-leaning group says Republican Congressman Adam Putnam was silent after Rush Limbaugh called Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Actually, Putnam spoke up.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 06:13 p.m.

Firestorm over firefighters

Sonia Sotomayor ruled against white firefighters who sued their city for discrimination. Rush misleads in the retelling.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 06:30 p.m.

Rush reads the rules

Rush Limbaugh talks about how Republicans could try to bottle up court nominees in committee. We find he has the facts right.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 04:50 p.m.

Checking the pundits

We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.

By Bill Adair, Alexander Lane :: Published on Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 06:12 p.m.

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