Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Boo! Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

We look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts.    • In context: Hillary Clinton and corporations creating jobs • Catch up with the Q and A session we hosted on Facebook • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

In Context: Hillary Clinton and Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations create jobs

Republicans seize on Clinton’s remarks on trickle-down economics; we look at the comment in its full context.    • Catch up with the Q and A session we hosted on Facebook.  • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact: Fact-checks about Ebola

Fact-checking the 2014 campaigns with PolitiFact around the country

We round up the work of our partners at PolitiFact Wisconsin, PolitiFact Texas and PolitiFact Georgia. 

Catch up with our chat on Facebook

We hosted a Q and A on Facebook on Wednesday night, answering questions and reading comments about the 2014 campaigns, viral Internet memes, how we fact-check, and more. Catch up with what you missed.    • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact: Fact-checks about Ebola

Rand Paul on the Truth-O-Meter

We've recently fact-checked statements by or about Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and a possible 2016 contender.    • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 26 news shows • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes  

PolitiFact's 9 biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

We select the nine biggest falsehoods we've fact-checked this election season, with claims about Islamic State, the U.S.-Mexico border, guns and women's health making the list.   • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 26 news shows • Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States? 

Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States?

Terrorists using Ebola would be the sum of all fears. But is it plausible?   • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking CNN's Florida governor's debate 

Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes

In countless races this election season, the favorite Republican talking point against Democratic incumbents is how often they voted with President Barack Obama.   • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking CNN's Florida governor's debate  • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on CNN

Moderator Jake Tapper quizzed former Gov. Charlie Crist and current Gov. Rick Scott on topics like Ebola, executions and Florida State football.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

After Fangate: Previewing the next Florida governor's debate

We look at some of the lines you might hear tonight on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate •  Reviewing the numbers on Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers

Ebola research is heavily dependent on NIH funding -- but is it so dependent that the organization’s budget cuts have put vaccine development on the back burner?   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Previewing the second governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PunditFact: Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

5 falsehoods about Ebola

There's a lot of fear-mongering out there about Ebola. Here are 5 fact-checks to correct the misinformation. • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PolitiFact Wisconsin: In Context: Gwen Moore on Ebola and a travel ban • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the second governor's debate

PolitiFact Florida previews the Florida governor's debate

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are starting to repeat their talking points; here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines. The two debate again Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.   • PunditFact: A Pants on Fire for Donald Trump • PolitiFact Virginia: Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge • ISIS fighters caught at the U.S.-Mexico border? Pants on Fire

Previewing the Arkansas U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor.   • PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo