Articles from January, 2014

Fact-checking 7 claims about marijuana

Discussions about legalizing marijuana have kept PolitiFact and PunditFact busy. Since the start of 2013, we’ve tackled claims related to pot 15 times, with 10 coming in the past six months. Here are seven claims that capture the ongoing debate.

Revisiting George W. Bush's DUI arrest

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter recently brought up the story of George W. Bush's DUI arrest to draw a distinction between Fox News and MSNBC.

Fact-checking the Jan. 26 Sunday shows

The most interesting claims Sunday came from a pair of Republican senators.

State of the Union address takes center stage on Sunday shows

The politicians and pundits assess President Barack Obama's opportunity to shape the 2014 agenda - the issues he'll raise and how much he's likely to be able to get done. Plus, concern over potential terrorist attacks at the Winer Olympics in Sochi.

Watch out ESPN: PunditFact fact-checking sports talk

To mark the big game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, PunditFact has some special Super Bowl fact-checking plans.

Fact-checking the Sunday Jan. 19 news shows

Vladimir Putin gave a rare interview to ABC's "This Week." We fact-checked two of Putin's claims.

National security to top Sunday shows

President Barack Obama's plans to rein in the National Security Agency get lots of attention. ABC sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, plus there will be more discussion of the troubles of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and "Bridgegate."

Fact-checking claims about income inequality

People have been talking about things other than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. We analyzed two recent claims about income inequality.

PunditFact bringing fact-checking to Tampa Bay television

An exciting new partnership will bring our fact-checks to a new audience.

How MSNBC and Fox News covered Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate'

PunditFact reviewed minute-by-minute breakdowns of Monday's programming to see how MSNBC, Fox News and CNN played coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Fact-checking the Jan. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows continued the coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and "bridgegate."

What's coming up on the Sunday talk shows

Look for much discussion about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, poverty in America and foreign policy setbacks for President Obama.

Fact-checking claims about the 'polar vortex'

The cold isn't stopping people from making some eye-popping claims about world weather patterns.

Who is the No. 2 owner of Fox News, and what did he say

A Facebook meme says the No. 2 owner of Fox News is a man named Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who says a "strong American government is not good for us." We wanted to dig deeper.

Fact-checking the Sunday Jan. 5 news shows

Mitt Romney talked about the Sochi games, an MSNBC controversy and Obamacare during an interview on Fox News Sunday.

Previewing the Sunday Jan. 5 news shows

The political conversation turns to Sochi this Sunday.