Articles from September, 2007

Giuliani's "culture of life," defined

Giuliani has been an adoption advocate, but now he says that's the same as being an abortion foe.

By Tom Tobin :: Published on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 8:17 p.m.

A Dartmouth numbers game

From the outlandishly wrong to the solidly right.

By Scott Montgomery :: Published on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at 3:58 p.m.

Romney: turning over the turnaround label

In a rich biography of success, he sometimes overstates his record.

By David Baumann :: Published on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at 10:24 a.m.

Obama won health care for many

Keeping it simple, Obama's insurance claim is accurate.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 at 4:06 p.m.

Bill on Hillary: She can win anywhere

Bill Clinton's numbers are right, but they don't quite add up

By Lissa August :: Published on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 at 11:01 p.m.

No easy pricetag for Iraq war

A precise figure on the cost of the Iraq war is missing in action.

By John Frank :: Published on Thursday, September 20th, 2007 at 2:29 p.m.

Huckabee and the pudgy military

Huckabee gets the number right, but it may not mean what it says.

By Josh Korr :: Published on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 at 6:02 p.m.

Clinton's health care Rx: many options, fewer specifics

Clinton's health plan is not the "socialism" its critics declare, but it's skimpy on details and relies on optimistic math.

By Kris Hundley :: Published on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 at 9:09 p.m.

'Dr. No' sometimes votes yes

Ron Paul has the most libertarian voting record in the presidential field, but some of his claims about his record go too far.

By Bill Adair, Nell Benton :: Published on Monday, September 17th, 2007 at 5:22 p.m.

Biden's Iraq plan detailed enough to draw praise - and critics

More than a year ago, the Delaware Democrat offered a plan on Iraq. But he's no longer the only one.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 14th, 2007 at 4:47 p.m.

Giuliani says a little too much about Democrats and taxes

Democrats and taxes make an easy target for a Republican, but Giuliani can't quite justify his claim for how high taxes would go.

By John Martin :: Published on Thursday, September 13th, 2007 at 6:55 p.m.

Thompson on his own, 99-1

He's consistently voted against giving the feds authority in state matters — even when it opposes conservative ideals.

By Wes Allison :: Published on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 5:58 p.m.

Dodd wants to be Kerry

The Connecticut senator likens his low poll numbers to John Kerry's four years ago. But the numbers don't match up.

By Josh Korr :: Published on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 8:56 a.m.

In Miami, safety in numbers

The Democrats toss around lots of numbers in the Univision debate. They're right about health insurance and the border fence, but miss the mark on NAFTA.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, September 10th, 2007 at 11:59 a.m.

Does Obama practice what he preaches?

The freshman senator calls for bipartisanship. But when he votes, it's nearly always with his party.

By David Baumann :: Published on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 7:34 p.m.

Debatable claims in N.H.

In a New Hampshire debate, the GOP candidates discuss immigration, Iraq and chicken dinners for Guantanamo detainees. Some of their facts aren't quite right.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 4:16 p.m.

Firing federal workers is difficult

McCain exaggerates when he says firing a federal worker is a "near impossibility." But experts say his broader point is true: Reforms are needed for supervisors to deal effectively with poor performers.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 at 5:52 p.m.

Obama: I'm a magnet for turnout

The Democrat says he can draw black voters and young people to the polls in a big way, but experts have their doubts.

By Tom Tobin :: Published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at 6:42 p.m.

How much credit does Giuliani deserve for fighting crime?

The NYC crime stats look great from his tenure as mayor, but they looked great in a lot of cities.

By Wes Allison :: Published on Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 6:13 p.m.

PolitiFact rocks

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By Bill Adair :: Published on Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 12:24 p.m.

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