All stories featuring Sarah Palin

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.

Climate change e-mails and Copenhagen

We review the controversy over hacked e-mails and check the facts of the climate change skeptics.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 07:13 p.m.

Fact-checking new claims in the Sarah Palin book

We examine Sarah Palin's claims on the Reagan recession, cap and trade and the McCain tactics on ACORN.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 07:08 p.m.

Fact-checking Sarah Palin as she goes 'Rogue'

We examine Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue and put it to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 05:28 p.m.

'Rationing' and other scare words in health debate

Opponents of the health care reform bills in Congress have unleashed a slew of scare words into the debate.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 02:51 p.m.

Palin 'death panel' claim sets Truth-O-Meter ablaze

Palin spins a dystopian scenario where the elderly and disabled must petition for care. But that's not part of any actual health care legislation.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 06:58 p.m.

Summer flip-flops

We crank up our Flip-O-Meter and award two Full Flops — one to President Obama and one to Sarah Palin.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Catharine Richert :: Published on Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 06:00 p.m.

Palin says thanks but no thanks for stimulus money

The Alaska governor says she turned down the money because of federal building code requirements. But we find the federal requirements aren't what she claims.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 06:22 p.m.

Castro on McCain and "the rifle lady"

With an eye on Cuban-American voters in Florida, John McCain claims Fidel Castro is no fan.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 06:56 p.m.

Tips and tricks for using PolitiFact

In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 06:34 p.m.

Campaigns dig into the archives to attack

The race is tight and the campaigns are digging deeper for the dirt.

By Robert Farley, Alexander Lane :: Published on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 08:03 p.m.

Hooey in St. Louie

The candidates for vice president meet in St. Louis. We check their facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 a.m.

Victim in rape ad not from Palin's town

A new TV ad from Planned Parenthood against Sarah Palin includes a rape victim. But she is not from Wasilla.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 at 01:14 p.m.

The Palin 'rape kit' controversy

Bloggers contend Palin supported a city policy that charged sexual assault victims for forensic exams. We find the truth is murky.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 06:29 p.m.

Palin's pipeline - less than meets the eye

It was her biggest goal as governor, and she took a few steps down the road. But this pipeline is still a bit of a pipe dream.

By Alexander Lane :: Published on Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 01:59 p.m.

Sarah in the spotlight

We fact-check statements from Sarah Palin's first major news interview since being named the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 07:14 p.m.

The e-mail heard round the world

Anne Kilkenny of Wasilla, Alaska, shared some thoughts on Gov. Sarah Palin in an e-mail to a few friends. But then they told a few people and so on and so on.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 07:46 p.m.

The bridge barrage

We sort out the claims and exaggerations about Palin's actions on the Bridge to Nowhere.

By Bill Adair, Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 06:25 p.m.

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