Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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The Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year.   Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report

Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report

Dick Cheney appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. See how he fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

PunditFact previews the Dec. 14 Sunday shows

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.  

Vote now for the 2014 Lie of the Year

Have you voted yet for the 2014 Lie of the Year?

In light of UVA story, pundits ask: Are 1 in 5 college women sexually assaulted?

A liberal and conservative pundit debated a study that found 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted.   More from PunditFact Census, demographers on the rocks over proposal to end marriage questions

PunditFact previews the Dec. 7 Sunday shows

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.   • Census, demographers on the rocks over proposal to end marriage questions

Census, demographers on the rocks over proposal to end marriage questions

Asked to discuss marriage on a swing through London in 2003, then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton offered the following appraisal: "Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it." Soon, all of us might know even a little less. Fox down, MSNBC up on our network Truth-O-Meter scorecards

Fox down, MSNBC up on our network Truth-O-Meter scorecards

Accuracy of claims we fact-checked on Fox News has dipped recently, while the opposite is true for MSNBC.

PunditFact's top six claims about women

All year, we’ve tackled claims about women and domestic violence, equal pay, the cost of health care, how many go to medical school, and whether pregnancy drives them into poverty. Here are our top six fact-checks tied to gender.

Can't keep politics off the Thanksgiving table? PolitiFact helps keep it accurate

Thanksgiving is a time for good food, good football ... and cranky relatives who spend too much time reading political conspiracies on the Internet. Here's PolitiFact's guide to spotting inaccurate political statements at the dinner table -- and how to rebut them.

Fact-checking claims about race and Ferguson

The grand jury's decision not to seek charges against officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown set off a new wave of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., as well as more punditry. Here's our roundup of fact-checks, old and new. 

Fact-checking the Nov. 23 shows

President Barack Obama returned to the Sunday shows two weeks after his last appearance to defend his recent executive action on immigration. GOP pundits decried his decision as opening "Pandora's box."

PunditFact previews the Nov. 23 Sunday news shows

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.  

Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79

Coverage of a 2013 video showing MIT professor and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber talking about the "stupidity" of American voters has varied greatly by cable network, a review of closed captioning information shows.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 news shows

Pundits debated the merits and the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline. Also: Fact-checking the TV networks.