Some conservative pundits have said the GIVE Act, now named after Sen. Edward Kennedy, would lead to mandatory volunteerism. But the bill didn't do that.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 7:32 p.m.
The Republicans contend Obama's cap-and-trade policy would impose a $3,128 tax per family. But it's not a tax and it wouldn't cost that much.
By Alexander Lane :: Published on Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 6:08 p.m.
The GOP budget proposal doesn't include estimates of revenues or expenses.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 5:49 p.m.
Obama promised to "throw his weight around" for a college football playoff system, but it's Congress that is playing offense.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 6:44 p.m.
Numbers have been flying fast and furious in response to Obama's first budget proposal. We took a look at some of the more popular claims to see which ones add up.
A Republican congresswoman alleges that Obama's budget would eliminate two sacred deductions for familes that earn more than $250,000. But we find she's way off.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 6:19 p.m.
Obama promised tax credits to encourage people to buy plug-in vehicles when they come on the market. We rate it a Promise Kept.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 4:56 p.m.
Seven of the 10 are at least In the Works, including our latest update on green jobs.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 6:24 p.m.
Obama says the Model T got better mileage than today's SUV. Maybe so, but is that the best way to think about fuel efficiency?
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 5:32 p.m.
Members of Congress are outraged over bonuses for AIG. We check their facts.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 5:39 p.m.
We examine Obama's policy to prevent the "revolving door" for lobbyists and find that he's broken his promise. The policy has a big loophole.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 1:39 p.m.
We find the House Republican leader can rightfully claim a pure record on earmarks.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 6:38 p.m.
Obama claims U.S. eighth graders are slipping at math. But we find they're actually improving.
By Alexander Lane :: Published on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
Sen. Charles Schumer says Bridge to Nowhere, the poster child for earmark waste, could not happen in today's system. We say it could.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 6:49 p.m.
Obama budget chief Peter Orszag claimed earmarks are down 75 percent. He's way off.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at 6:09 p.m.
We examine a couple of promises on energy. One makes Obama's budget plan, another doesn't.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 6:32 p.m.
Halfway through 100 days, he has made considerable progress on many campaign promises. But now come the tough ones.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 5:03 p.m.
The vice president insists he's got the right figures comparing CEO and worker pay. We don't find anything wrong with his math, but he's missing a few qualifiers.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 5:27 p.m.
We find Sen. Tom Coburn is wrong with his claim that under Obama's health plan, all care will be run by the government.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 5:53 p.m.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the Democrats spent more in a month than the combined cost of Hurricane Katrina and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We crunch the numbers and find that's wrong.
By Alexander Lane :: Published on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 5:28 p.m.
We add a new promise about earmarks to our database and rate it Compromise.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
We explore whether the Democratic figure for earmarks is unrealistically low and what exactly President Obama promised during the campaign.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, March 2nd, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.
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