Articles from June, 2009
ABC refused opposing ads during Obama's town hall on health care. We explain why.
PolitiFact's video is part of the new YouTube Reporters' Center, a collection of how-to guides for journalists.
Since January, the Minnesota congresswoman is 0 for 5 on our Truth-O-Meter. Her latest ratings involve two ridiculously false statements about the Census.
As Congress considers a cap-and-trade plan, supporters and opponents are citing a dizzying array of cost estimates. We delve into the numbers to see what they really say.
Political commentator Keith Olbermann says Rep. Pete Hoekstra's Tweets blew the cover on a "top-secret mission to Iraq." He Tweeted all right. But was the mission top secret?
A Georgia congressman contends the war spending bill has more for the IMF than for the wars. We investigate.
Sean Hannity says it's possible to game the system with the used car program. We examine the facts to see if it's possible.
Readers let us know what they think about our latest Truth-O-Meter rulings and give us a few ideas to improve our meters. One suggests a new ruling on the Obameter: Atoned.
Rep. Steny Hoyer says 500 detainees were released from the detention center under President Bush. He's right about the number, but we have a quibble with his wording.
Obama's budget doesn't reflect his promise to double the Peace Corps. But Corps supporters are hopeful Congress will increase funding anyway.
A new ad for Obama's health care plan says 62 percent support a public plan, but that's not the case.
Gay rights groups say the effort to repeal the law has stalled and they're unhappy the Obama administration is defending the law in court.
Sen. John McCain contends President Barack Obama has more czars than the Romanovs did in Russia. We take a stab at counting the Obama czars and then dig into the history books to see if McCain is right.
The Alaska governor says she turned down the money because of federal building code requirements. But we find the federal requirements aren't what she claims.
We find Obama is right that the government has made a profit on the first bank repayments under the TARP. But some experts are doubtful all bank investments will fare so well.
The Obameter evaluates Obama's progress on promises about signing statements and protections for whistleblowers.
In a fundraising message, Newt Gingrich recycles an old falsehood to suggest that the economic stimulus program would prohibit Boy Scout meetings at schools.
Readers give us spirited feedback on our latest Truth-O-Meter rulings.
We've created a special page where you can see all of our Truth-O-Meter items on the Sotomayor nomination.
The former House speaker earns a Full Flop for his tweet on the Supreme Court nominee.
President Barack Obama says the stimulus has "saved or created" 150,000 jobs, but we find little evidence to back up his number.
We find North Korea is right that the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have indeed conducted nearly all the tests.