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Fact-checking Sarah Palin and Nov. 24 Sunday shows

The news of the day was Iran, but that didn't stop the former Alaska governor from talking about the health care law.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 04:38 p.m.

Fact-checking the Sunday Nov. 24 shows

The news of the day was Iran, but that didn't stop former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from talking about the health care law.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

Palin talks food stamps

Palin’s Texas visit boosting Cruz gave us a new claim for the Truth-O-Meter: Is one in seven U.S. families on food stamps?

By Sue Owen :: Published on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 01:15 p.m.

Texas fact checks to take to the polls

Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Top 5 falsehoods about the health care law

With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the health care law, we name the top 5 False and Pants on Fire claims. 

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 05:54 p.m.

The veep-stakes

With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:27 a.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.

President Palin? Not this time

As former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes herself out of the running for the Republican nomination, we look back at her record on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.

The truth on the bus goes round and round...

Sarah Palin took a break from her family vacation/ "One Nation" bus tour of America to do an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. We found the truth was apparently also on vacation.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 04:49 p.m.

Fact-checking claims about guns and violence

Since the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, firearms and violence have dominated the national discussion. We put three claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 11:33 a.m.

Checking Palin and Boehner on the Bush tax cuts

With Congress debating whether to extend the Bush tax cuts, there have been lots of claims about public opinion and who is responsible for the cuts expiring. We check claims from Sarah Palin and John Boehner.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 04:46 p.m.

Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts

With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 10:26 a.m.

Fact-checking the 'Ground Zero mosque' debate

We temper emotional appeals over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero with a few fact-checks.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 07:22 p.m.

Do Democrats have a plan to extend Bush tax cuts?

We check Sarah Palin's claim that Democrats don't have a plan.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.

Distorting Democratic plans on the Bush tax cuts

Sarah Palin's note on her hand said $3.8 trillion, but that's not the Democratic plan.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 06:20 p.m.

BP liked Obama, but oil stained Palin's hands too

Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News Sunday that there was something unusual and sinister about oil industry donations to President Obama's campaign. We looked into it.   

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 08:29 p.m.

PolitiFact audits three tax claims

As the deadline to file tax forms approached, politicians talked taxes and we checked their math.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 05:37 p.m.

Checking Palin's claims from Tea Party

We fact-check some of Sarah Palin's claims from her speech to the Tea Party convention and her weekend interviews.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 03:09 p.m.

PolitiFact's Five Surprising "True" ratings

With our Lie of the Year, we focused on the biggest falsehoods of 2009. But we also want to highlight our findings at the other end of the Truth-O-Meter.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 03:26 p.m.

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels'

Sarah Palin's claim about the health care bill is the top choice of PolitiFact editors -- and readers.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 05:15 p.m.

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