Readers sound off on our latest checks about discrimination protection for gay people, the attacks in Benghazi, court-martialing Christian soldiers, and categorizing injury by turkey.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.
Marco Rubio's political action committee launches a TV ad defending Kelly Ayotte's votes on gun background checks. We check the accuracy.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
The deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Libya have fueled a war of words between Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. We compare the rhetoric with the facts.
Broad-based cuts to the federal budget are starting to have an impact on states and cities. We look at our latest round of fact-checks on the cuts known as sequestration.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.
The Truth-O-Meter is now down under. The launch of PolitiFact Australia marks our first international venture and a big step for the global fact-checking movement.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.
With some information still classified, we look at some basic facts of Sept. 11, 2012, and this week’s congressional testimony.
By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.
We debunk the claim that rapes, murders, robberies and assaults dropped 85 percent after guns were allowed in the national parks.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
Senators begin marking up proposed immigration legislation. We cut through what's true and what's not in the debate.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
With the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in the news, we take an In Context look at what Hillary Clinton said about the attack back in January. Benghazi is the subject of another congressional hearing today.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
Some blogs are pushing a story that the military will court-martial soldiers who hold the Christian faith. We sort out the facts.
By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.
A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.
President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he intends to pursue gun legislation that would have passed the first time if people had simply read the amendment. So what exactly does it say?
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said 1 in 5 military women were receiving unwanted sexual contact. Was she right?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.
Firearms research has been a battleground for advocacy groups for nearly 20 years, complicating fact-checking and making basic data on guns and gun violence hard to come by. The scarcity of gun research, though, may be coming to an end.
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