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Your guide to the Sunday, July 27 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.  

By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg, Derek Tsang :: Published on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.  

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday July 20 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

Fact-checking claims about the current immigration crisis

The influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border is pushing border security officials to their limits and putting pressure on President Barack Obama and Congress to take some sort of action. PunditFact has been fact-checking the claims of pundits who have been scrambling both to provide context for this surge of children and to assign blame.

By Derek Tsang :: Published on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Q&A about our new network scorecards

Since we launched our network scorecards, you’ve asked plenty of questions. We thought we’d share some of the most common -- along with our answers.  

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

Fact-checking the July 13 news shows

Pundits and politicians debated the situation on the southern U.S. border, what needs to be done and who is to blame.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday, July 13 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:31 p.m.

Learn how PunditFact tracks the networks

PolitiFact's next Google+ Hangout On Air is set for noon ET on Thursday with PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

Meet the 'zombie stat' that just won't die

70 percent of the world's poor are not women. But the claim has lived on for almost 20 years, cited by everyone from Hillary Clinton to Carly Fiorina to a UN campaign featuring Nicole Kidman. Find out where the statistic came from and why it can't be killed in our special report.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

Introducing: Scorecards for the TV networks

We’re making it easier to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.

Fact-checking the June 29 news shows

Bill Clinton still wanted to talk about his family's wealth, while Republicans accused President Barack Obama of executive branch overreach.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday June 29 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 12:37 p.m.

What's old is new again: Fact-checking claims about Iraq

It feels a little like 2003 lately, with Iraq in crisis and former Vice President Dick Cheney arguing for a muscular intervention to thwart the rise of violent anti-American extremists.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.

Fact-checking the June 22 news shows

The Sunday shows discussed the situation in Iraq and the most recent developments in controversy at the IRS.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

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