Articles from May, 2008
E-mailers go after Sen. Barack Obama by digging into his wife's college years. They take Michelle Obama's senior thesis and add their own fabrication.
McCain and Obama see Iraq differently, but the argument now is over who has seen Iraq the most.
In recounting a World War II story about his uncle, Obama named the wrong concentration camp, but we found other details were correct. His uncle saw the horrors of the Holocaust.
History is not on Sen. Hillary Clinton's side with references to '92, '68 elections.
Obama bashes McCain on the influence issue. He's right, but McCain has a long record of reform.
We check two more items from an e-mail sent out from MoveOn.org targeting John McCain. This time on housing and torture.
In what looks to be the new political wedge of this campaign, John McCain and Barack Obama exchange fire on the issue of presidential-level diplomacy.
The Obama and McCain campaigns exchanged fire on veterans issues, and neither struck the truth.
Evangelicals John Hagee and Rod Parsley are supporting John McCain. MoveOn.org withholds its blessing.
"Clinton pastor" convicted of child sex abuse, says a newspaper Web site and a posting on an Obama campaign blog. It's a recipe for outrage.
The senator's birth overseas in a military zone raises a vexing question about whether he's eligible to be president. Since the issue rests on legal opinions, we'll explain the arguments but skip the Truth-O-Meter.
John McCain says Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama. We find it's not an official endorsement, but it's certainly effusive praise.
Sen. John McCain's new health care plan brings the issue back in focus for the presidential candidates. We check three new claims.
We've made a few improvements to PolitiFact. For the first time, we're providing a tally of our ratings for each candidate and group.
The gas tax won't save you much and supercars will have to wait. Why can't there be an easy answer for sticker shock at the pump?
The latest scurrilous e-mail about Barack Obama has real-live authors, Christian missionaries in Africa, but they're no better with the truth than anonymous bloggers.
Clinton — and Obama — spoke up early on mortgage problems.