Articles from November, 2012

Help PolitiFact in Washington pick its Lie of the Year

It's time to choose the Lie of the Year--and PolitiFact in Washington seeks your help.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Chairman McCaul's 2011 baby doll claim

Michael McCaul has a short PolitiFact report card, including a baby doll claim.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 4:26 p.m.

Rick Perry's promises, metered

We’re getting closer to rating the fulfillment, or not, of all of Rick Perry’s 2010 campaign promises.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

PolitiFact's Thanksgiving guide

Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain emails? Here's PolitiFact's annual guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole (or JELL-O) until you need it.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.

Secession and the Truth-O-Meter

Texas can’t secede, we’ve noted. That hasn’t kept residents from signing a petition.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 5:36 p.m.

The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign

Critics harrumph that fact-checking doesn't work because politicians keep lying. But politicians aren't our audience. Voters are.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.

Report cards for Ted Cruz, Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas already has a Truth-O-Meter report card. So do Sens.-elect Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who defeated a former governor to win a Senate seat, and Tim Kaine, the Virginia Democrat who bested a fellow former governor.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

Fact-checking the whoppin’ Texas ballot

What a Texas ballot! And just in time for Election Day, we’re piling up our related fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Medicare cuts, a talking point that sticks around

If you've followed the campaign, you've heard a version of it: To pay for Obamacare, President Barack Obama would harm seniors by cutting $716 billion from Medicare.     What started with obscure congressional debate and a few media mentions has now been repeated by dozens — maybe hundreds — of politicians.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.

Biggest falsehoods of the presidential campaign

PolitiFact in Washington has identified some whoppers.  

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.

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