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5 fact-checks about the high cost of college tuition

As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.

By Steve Contorno, Linda Qiu, Katie Sanders :: Published on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises

President Barack Obama showed up in the White House press room Thursday wearing a tan suit. This sent the press corps buzzing — and a reader asked us to turn on our Flip-O-Meter. We couldn't resist a more light-hearted topic.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

Join PolitiFact, PunditFact for live video chat

Our reporters and editors took questions today at noon ET. See our replay.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

The Arkansas U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

With summer almost over, we kick off a series looking at our fact-checks in some of the key races. Today's installment: Arkansas.

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 5:34 p.m.

The Florida governor's race: the fact-checks so far

Tuesday is primary day in Florida, but with the way attacks have been flying between candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, it feels like the general election has already started. 

By Joshua Gillin, Angie Drobnic Holan, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 10:03 a.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 24 news shows

PunditFact looked at a claim from ABC's Martha Raddatz, who said President Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq.

By Linda Qiu, Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.

Who took more vacation -- George W. Bush or Barack Obama?

We update the numbers from last year's fact-check to include President Barack Obama's latest time off. 

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.

Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 7

To celebrate, we recap our most popular fact-checks of the past year from PolitiFact and PunditFact. And we'll eat some cake. 

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

7 steps to better fact-checking

From time to time, we get questions about how we fact-check here at PolitiFact. We put together this basic guide for anyone who’s starting a search for information.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.

By Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.

NextGen Climate’s attack ads on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer's political action committee has unleashed TV ads accusing Scott of being too cozy with oil drilling interests

By Joshua Gillin, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7:50 a.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 17 news shows

PunditFact looked at two claims related to the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

By Steve Contorno, Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race

The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

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