PolitiFact staffers choose the silliest and most unusual claims of the past year.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 12:35 p.m.
Political pundits helped shape the national debate on topics ranging from the economic stimulus to health care. Here's 10 of our favorites this year.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 3:29 p.m.
When it came to statements on health care, the Truth-O-Meter found lots of distortions.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 3:38 p.m.
Our fact-check of Joe Wilson's "You lie!" tops the list of our readers' top 10 Truth-O-Meter items.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.
With our Lie of the Year, we focused on the biggest falsehoods of 2009. But we also want to highlight our findings at the other end of the Truth-O-Meter.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 3:26 p.m.
Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson insists he didn't get a special deal for his state, but we call that False.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 6:32 p.m.
We tally our Truth-O-Meter ratings from 2009 and find truth was a casualty of the political discourse.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 5:21 p.m.
We review the write-in votes from our Lie of the Year survey. We get an earful.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.
Sarah Palin's claim about the health care bill is the top choice of PolitiFact editors -- and readers.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:15 p.m.
Sarah Palin's "death panels" is the Lie of the Year. Here are the runners-up.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:13 p.m.
Conservative pundit Karl Rove says Obama's approval numbers are at a record low. The historic record supports that.
We've updated many promises on the Obameter recently. Here's a quick guide to the most notable.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 4:51 p.m.
We check two Democratic claims on unemployment and the economy and find distortions.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 6:38 p.m.
We review the controversy over hacked e-mails and check the facts of the climate change skeptics.
By Catharine Richert :: Published on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 7:13 p.m.
We ask you to weigh in on what you think was the most significant falsehood of 2009.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 4:41 p.m.
A Republican says Obama's plan to spend TARP money on an economic stimulus is unlawful, but the experts say Congress can make it so.
Glenn Beck said a labor leader visits the White House more than anyone, but a little research easily debunks that.
Debate heats up as Obama orders a troop increase.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:02 p.m.
As we dig deeper into Obama's campaign promises, we find more of them have little or no progress.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:17 p.m.
The talk show host repeats a line from the blogosphere that fewer than 10 percent of Obama Cabinet members have private sector experience. But his number is way off.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann said even Reagan couldn't meet new conservative standards promoted by the Republican Party. We scrutinize the record and find it's actually a tough call.
As President Obama prepares for a major address on the war in Afghanistan, we review his campaign promises on the issue.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.
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