Articles from August, 2009
We check Newt Gingrich's claim on Obama's poll standings and find the former House speaker is right that only two presidents had lower approval ratings.
A book by Paul Gary Wyckoff
We examine the latest claim from the talk show host and find he's ridiculously wrong.
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite sends out a taxpayer-funded mailing on health reform. We put it to the Truth-O-Meter.
Opponents of the health care reform bills in Congress have unleashed a slew of scare words into the debate.
The president repeats a falsehood that we debunked in the campaign.
PolitiFact celebrates two milestones: our 1,000th Truth-O-Meter item and our 2nd birthday.
We revisit our July ruling on a claim by Rep. Bill Pascrell and find another study contradicts his claim.
The public option is hot now, but during the campaign it was rarely discussed.
When facts are in dispute, sparks fly.
The AMA president says insurers in the individual market call pregnancy a pre-existing condition. He's right.
We RT the feedback from Twitter, where messages are limited to 140 characters.
Obama adviser David Axelrod creates his own chain e-mail to combat the e-mails from opponents of health care reform.
We've knocked down a lot of false claims about the health bill, telling you what it's not . Here we take time out to tell you what it is .
With so many claims and counterclaims, we choose our 10 most significant Truth-O-Meter items.
The president says the group endorses his health plan. But it's not that simple.
We check two statements from President Obama's town hall in Portsmouth, N.H. We find he's right about coverage for janitors but exaggerating whether you can keep your health plan.
Palin spins a dystopian scenario where the elderly and disabled must petition for care. But that's not part of any actual health care legislation.
Critics say the bill would lead to taxpayer-subsidized abortions and abortions at school health clinics. We find that's not true.
A Club for Growth ad likens U.S. health care reform to a plan in Britain and suggests people will be allowed to die if their treatment costs more than $22,000. We find that's not true.
Wondering if the health care reform proposals would require counseling to tell seniors how to end their lives sooner? We've got the answers.
The president flubs the number of households receiving tax cuts in Indiana.
The columnist says a Clinton official has written that unemployment benefits can prolong unemployment. She's right that he wrote that -- nearly 20 years ago.
On Glenn Beck's show, Fox anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle claims the site gives government complete access to your home computer.