Articles from October, 2008
We mark the final weekend of the campaign by highlighting some of our favorite Pants on Fire ratings from the past year.
McCain claims he's "within the margin of error," but that's true only for the Fox poll.
We check the facts on Obama's 30-minute prime-time ad buy.
With an eye on Cuban-American voters in Florida, John McCain claims Fidel Castro is no fan.
This wraps up our series on key issues of the presidential election. This time, the economy.
A chain e-mail passes on a phony receipt for a lobster lunch.
The McCain campaign went from tiptoeing around allegations that Obama is a socialist, to outright calling him one.
We sort out the controversy over Obama's longtime fundraiser.
This is Part 5 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. This time, national security.
In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.
We look at a tax calculator created by the Obama campaign and evaluate its accuracy.
A frustrated game designer and a volunteer staff have turned PolitiFact and FactCheck.org items into a game of Space Invaders. Pull up a browser and blast your way to the truth.
It was no bench-clearing brawl, but McCain claims Obama flip-flopped on who he's rooting for.
So how many people don't pay taxes? We answer that question and more.
McCain and the GOP link Obama and ACORN, but the connection seems more partisan then perilous.
Would plumbers get a tax increase under Obama's plan? If they clear more than $250,000 in profits, yes.
In their final debate, Obama and McCain spar about whose policies would be better for Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio plumber. We find mistakes by both.
This is Part 4 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. This time, health care.
The McCain campaign ratchets up its attempt to connect Barack Obama to former '60s radical William Ayers.
The abortion issue plays out in dueling ads.
Still fighting to be the candidate who can deliver change, McCain accuses Obama of being too cozy with his party leaders.
McCain and Obama tangle in Nashville. We check their claims and find some truth . . . and some stretching.
The race is tight and the campaigns are digging deeper for the dirt.
PC World names PolitiFact one of "The 100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites."
In our latest installment of our series on key issues, we distill the candidates' positions and examine our key rulings.
The candidates for vice president meet in St. Louis. We check their facts.
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A new TV ad from Planned Parenthood against Sarah Palin includes a rape victim. But she is not from Wasilla.