Articles from June, 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your guide to the Sunday June 22 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.

Fact-checking claims about the defeat of House No. 2 Eric Cantor

The defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican seen as a future Speaker of the House, stunned the political establishment. Pundits took to national TV to sort out how a better-funded, party-backed candidate could lose to little-known college professor Dave Brat.

Fact-checking the June 15 news shows

We looked at comments about Eric Cantor's position on immigration and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. 

Your guide to the Sunday June 15 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.

Fact-checking claims about Brazil's World Cup

As excited as he is for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, comedian John Oliver called out soccer's governing body during his weekly HBO show Last Week Tonight. We looked into two interesting claims -- one about an expensive "bird toilet," the other about beer.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's 'dead broke' comment and her new memoir

So far, the rollout of Hillary Clinton's new book has proven more controversial than the book itself, as she's drawn criticism for saying her family left the White House in 2001 "dead broke." PolitiFact looked into that claim.

Fact-checking the June 8 news shows

Pundits and politicians debate the decision to swap Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners.

Your guide to Sunday, June 8 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.

3 fact-checks about the death penalty

The botched execution of an Oklahoma man and a May U.S. Supreme Court ruling have again put a focus on the death penalty in the United States. We fact-checked three recent claims.

Fact-checking the June 1 news shows

What are Hillary Clinton's accomplishments as secretary of state? Fox News took up the issue Sunday.