Thursday, October 30th, 2014

All stories featuring Sarah Palin

Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Sarah Palin not often fact-checked in Texas

Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.

Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fact-checking the 'Ground Zero mosque' debate

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

Do Democrats have a plan to extend Bush tax cuts?

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

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.

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.   

PolitiFact audits three tax claims

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