Articles from October, 2011
In just the past five months, PolitiFact has checked job-creation and job-loss claims about governors of Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin. Not one of the 11 statements rated True.
Anita Perry says her son had to quit an investment banking job due to a federal regulation. Really?
Rick Perry’s latest online video calls Mitt Romney misleading. It misleads.
Familiar, fact-checked claims flew at the CNN Republican presidential debate including a charge that Mitt Romney employed undocumented immigrants to mow his lawn.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s online video leaves out key words and leaves in misimpressions about rival Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, and President Barack Obama.
Some familiar claims were loosed at this week’s Republican presidential debate -- including Rick Perry’s claim that while Texas gained 1 million jobs, the country lost 2.5 million. A rundown...
Rick Perry wasn't front and center in this week's Republican presidential debate, but Michele Bachmann chose to level a flawed question his direction.
Provocative labels--socialist, for instance--fly these days like "liberal" used to be tossed around. In Texas, Ted Cruz recently said David Dewhurst’s camp called Cruz a Communist.
Rick Perry has supported a guest worker program for illegal immigrants, a national leader of the Libertarian Party says. Wes Benedict’s claim mostly checks out.
Our checks of claims about class sizes in Texas and Rick Perry’s hometown lacking a ZIP code drew many reader comments. We share a few.
At the last Republican presidential debate, Rick Santorum said Rick Perry talked about binational health insurance for Texas and Mexico in 2001 — and threw Barack Obama into his claim. Did Perry advocate binational health plans?
Likening David Dewhurst to the mythical chupacabra, Ted Cruz says the lieutenant governor skipped nine U.S. Senate forums after announcing his candidacy in July. Really?
Herman Cain, the Republican presidential candidate who took issue this weekend with Rick Perry's trips to a hunting camp near a rock with a black slur on it, has been checked by PolitiFact 13 times. Cain has earned two Mostly True ratings, three Half True, one Mostly False, five False and two Pants on Fires.