Articles from February, 2009
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stretches the truth about a rail line that might get money from the stimulus.
Obama's budget says bye-bye to Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
Michelle Obama dishes the details on the new family pet. It'll likely be a Portuguese Water Dog, which means progress for Promise No. 502.
Obama is trying to use the stimulus bill to buy more hybrids and spark more production from automakers.
Obama promised a three-month moratorium on foreclosures. He hasn't delivered, but others have.
We find the stimulus bill fulfills Obama's promise for more research into alternative energy sources such as biomass, wind and solar.
We rate how well Obama's foreclosure plan fulfills his campaign promise.
Obama promised to weatherize 1 million homes per year. With a big infusion of money from the economic stimulus, we rate it a Promise Kept.
The economic stimulus bill fulfills or makes progress on about 50 of Obama's campaign promises.
We check out two Republican claims on the stimulus bill and find both are wrong.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The withdrawal of Sen. Judd Gregg as Obama's nominee for commerce secretary creates a tricky situation for us. Here's how we're dealing with it.
Get ready to hit the Delete key. Chain e-mails are making a resurgence and landing in your inbox. We check two of them and find they're Pants on Fire wrong.
In our latest mailbag, we get a lively mix of criticism, praise, and a new idea for the Obameter
Obama says critics are picking on 1 percent of the plan. A Republican lawmaker says only 15 percent of the package will be spent this year. We check the math.
The conservative group Fidelis says David Ogden, Obama's nominee for deputy attorney general, did legal work for Playboy. We find they're right, although it's a stretch to sum him up as a "porn lawyer."
For two weeks, you've heard claims that the bill includes lots of goodies — millions for Filipino veterans, ACORN and programs for sexually transmitted diseases. We sort out the truth.
The White House maintains there are no earmarks in the stimulus bill. But we find a few.
Yes, there's a provision in the stimulus bill that would help Filipino veterans from World War II. But it's complicated.
Republican leaders warn the economic stimulus plan would provide billions in funding to such organizations as ACORN. We dig down to see if they are right.