The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat in Florida has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.
Discussions covered a missing Malaysian airliner, the Conservative Political Action Conference and continuing turmoil in Ukraine.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.
Only health care policy geeks might ask themselves this question: Why are people who should be Medicaid-eligible allowed to shop with subsidies on the exchanges in the states that didn't expand Medicaid? Yes, we are geeks.
The events happening in Ukraine are unfolding quickly and so is the political rhetoric. We summarize six recent fact-checks from PolitiFact and PunditFact.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.
Our readers liked reports about the health care law and chain emails last month, including one about whether Obama has signed more executive orders than any other president in history. (Bottom line: He hasn't.)
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has a primary challenge on Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, while other down-ballot ballot races are closely contested.
Russia's intervention led to a debate over America's next move.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.
Rand Paul told a tea party meeting that supporters should avoid name-calling and focus on the positive. PunditFact has fact-checked two points about Nugent’s controversial criticism of President Barack Obama.
A few recent fact-checks show that falling deficits don’t mean falling debt.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers, is going after the Democratic candidate in Michigan's open U.S. Senate race for voting for the Affordable Care Act. In a 60-second ad, Julie Boonstra, a Michigan woman with leukemia, explains how she lost her insurance because it did not meet standards for coverage set by Obamacare. She claims by voting for President Barack Obama's health law, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., put her life at risk and stuck her with a policy that was unaffordable. While a harrowing account, there's a lot more to this story than the ad lets on.
By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.
As Gov. Scott Walker gains more national attention, PolitiFact Wisconsin looks back at his record on jobs, taxes and fiscal prudence.
The political unrest in Ukraine dominated discussion on the Sundays shows.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.
We're tracking elections around the country and have already found claims in need of debunking.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.
Another in our regular installment of reader feedback in all its glory.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
PolitiFact editors meet at the Poynter Institute in Florida this week to plan for 2014 and beyond. (A little sunshine doesn't hurt, either!) We'll be back with new fact-checks later in the week.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.
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