Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Bill Adair

PolitiFact Contributing Editor

Bill Adair is the creator of PolitiFact and a professor at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University. He also serves as a contributing editor for PolitiFact and an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute. He has worked in Washington since 1997 and has covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. Adair is the author of "The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation," a behind-the-scenes account of how the National Transportation Safety Board solved one of the biggest mysteries in aviation. He is the winner of the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award and the Manship Prize for New Media in Democratic Discourse. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children.

Email: adair@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Bill Adair

Mostly True

Many options on table, but few specifics

Half-True

It was not a typical month for 2013

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Cathy McMorris Rodgers

"Last month, more Americans stopped looking for a job than found one."

— PolitiFact National

Half-True

Boston attack was a pretty big event

Recent stories from Bill Adair

Tuesday night reruns in North Carolina

Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan squared off in their second debate, using many lines we've heard before. • PolitiFact Virginia looks at the U.S. Senate debate between Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner. • PolitiFact Georgia fact-checks outsourcing in the Michelle Nunn-David Perdue U.S. Senate race. • PunditFact looks at a startling statistic on female murder victims.    

Previewing the North Carolina U.S. Senate debate

As candidates Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis prepare for their second debate, we review how they have fared on the Truth-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Virginia to fact-check the U.S. Senate debate between Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner. • PolitiFact Georgia fact-checks outsourcing in the Michelle Nunn-David Perdue U.S. Senate race. • PolitiFact Wisconsin reports on campaign promises from Scott Walker and Mary Burke in the governor's race. • PunditFact bids a farewell to CNN's Crossfire. 

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for June 2014

Our most popular fact-checks of June 2014 include statements about the Sgt. Bowe Berghdal swap, the number of school shootings and even a fact-check we published back in 2009.

Giving thanks for True statements

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

The Principles of PolitiFact, PunditFact and the Truth-O-Meter

As we prepare for the launch of PunditFact, our new fact-checking project, we review our guiding principles and practices for bringing you the truth in politics.

Top 16 myths about the health care law

Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.

Top 16 myths about the health care law

Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.

A look back at our climate-change fact-checks

As President Barack Obama unveils a series of planned executive actions on climate change, we recap some of our many fact-checks on the issue.

Fact-checking immigration

As the debate over immigration legislation continues, our fact-checks examine fertility, elections, the media and immigration history.

Go mobile with PolitiFact apps

Need to check the truth when you’re on the run? Pick one of our PolitiFact apps for mobile devices.