PolitiFact in Washington has unveiled a feature that lets you compare Truth-O-Meter report cards for candidates and groups. Its first comparisons feature the presidential candidates and the Republican and Democratic parties.
A chain email says a racially-tinged joke about Barack Obama drew a standing ovation at a Texas rodeo. A presidential joke was told, we conclude, but the email is otherwise off base.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 1:02 p.m.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz tweeted a claim racing through Republican circles: that new projections show the 2010 federal health care law’s cost has doubled. False, says the Truth-O-Meter.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
A San Antonio federal judge’s "kumbaya" order reminded us we’d checked a claim about him by Newt Gingrich.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.
Rush Limbaugh’s mischaracterizations of a law student made waves, prompting some critics to say that comedian Bill Maher’s descriptions of Sarah Palin and others were made in a similarly rebukable vein.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 9:41 a.m.
Our checks of claims by Lamar Smith and Lawrence O'Donnell drew emails from readers. Let's sample the mailbag.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 8:38 a.m.
Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized. We learned that an El Paso congressional candidate beat him to that declaration.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.
Rick Perry has been off the national campaign trail long enough for the Perry-O-Meter to crunch into gear. Here's proof.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.
A New York Times columnist's concerns about the new Texas law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound reminded us of our check of a 2011 claim.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
South by Southwest begins occupying Austin this week. We’re getting in the groove with our own theme song: "Gimme The Truth (The PolitiFact Song)."
By Sue Owen :: Published on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
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