Articles from November, 2010

Fact checking "Decision Points"

We're still deciding here in Texas what statements to test from President George W. Bush's memoir, but PolitiFact National has already checked a claim the 43rd Commander in Chief made while promoting his book.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.

Shacking up: Social Security & Ponzi schemes

In the past few months, PolitiFact has explored claims likening Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Strong reader interest in our look at the topic — 100-plus comments on the PolitiFact Facebook page — reminds us that Social Security draws heat.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

Jon Stewart: "What has you, governor, fed up?"

That's what the Daily Show host asked Gov. Rick Perry last night. In explaining, Perry recycles some talking points we've already checked.

By :: Published on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 11:49 a.m.

Mailbag: "You are clearly out of your league."

After months of sifting through campaign mailers and press releases, it's time to pay attention to some other letters we've received...

By :: Published on Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 10:42 a.m.

Rick Perry takes on Washington... state

The Seattle Times scoffs at Gov. Rick Perry's letter courting Washington state business leaders — "Thanks a bunch, Rick" — and Perry thanks them right back.

By :: Published on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 12:13 p.m.

Reader hits were topped by a faulty shot at Rick Perry

The No. 1 article on our website of late? A flawed shot at Gov. Rick Perry, who sailed to re-election Tuesday. But this fall's PolitiFact Texas Top 15 reflects statements by and about other political figures too...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.

Perry and White twirl with the Texas Truth-O-Meter

GOP Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White have kept the PolitiFact Texas Truth-O-Meter clicking--or would that be reeling? Hence, an Election Eve flashback to some of their True, False and Pants on Fire statements...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 11:37 a.m.

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