Articles from November, 2009

Lou Dobbs on the Flip-O-Meter

We check out Lou Dobb's recent interview on Telemundo to determine if he's changed his views on illegal immigration.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 7:19 p.m.

Mailbag: 'Your Truth-O-Meter needs repair'

Readers share their thoughts on the public option, Obama's Nobel, and pundits Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at 11:08 a.m.

Obama's Top 25 Promises: A Progress Report

We look at the promises we've deemed the most significant and see where they stand.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 5:58 p.m.

Mailbag: Readers give thanks, and criticism

Readers tell us what they think about Sarah Palin, the Copenhagen Treaty and health care reform.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 3:47 p.m.

Tracking stimulus dollars gets tricky

We fact-check two statements from a Republican congressman about stimulus spending.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 5:47 p.m.

Another chain e-mail, another Pants on Fire

A chain e-mail claims the cap-and-trade bill would require people to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency. We find -- surprise! -- the chain e-mail is wrong.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 p.m.

Health care bill or 'War & Peace' -- which is longer?

Republican Orrin Hatch says the Democratic health care bill is longer than War and Peace . We count the words.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.

A chain e-mail full of praise

An American Studies professor listed 90 accomplishments of the Obama administration and sent it to some Democratic friends, but the list went viral. We take a look to see if it's accurate.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 7:22 p.m.

Job numbers on Recovery.gov need a warning label

In a single project on Recovery.gov, we found good info, but also a lack of context and a major clerical error.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 6:23 p.m.

Abortion and the Stupak amendment, cont'd.

We check Ed Rendell's claim that the Stupak amendment would bar employees of small businesses that receive tax credits from getting abortion coverage.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 7:18 p.m.

Fact-checking new claims in the Sarah Palin book

We examine Sarah Palin's claims on the Reagan recession, cap and trade and the McCain tactics on ACORN.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.

Fact-checking Sarah Palin as she goes 'Rogue'

We examine Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue and put it to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 5:28 p.m.

Are they vaccinating detainees at Gitmo?

We examine some of the claims about vaccines being given to detainees at the camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 5:35 p.m.

Counting votes on abortion

Rep. Loretta Sanchez said the House of Representatives does not have a majority for abortion rights. We check her math.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

Health promises stall

We add promises on reproductive care and allowing people to shop for health plans like members of Congress. Both get rated Stalled.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 6:12 p.m.

Health care reform and the abortion amendment

Abortion opponents put greater restrictions in the House bill. We sort out the details.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 7:05 p.m.

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By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 10:51 a.m.

Play PolitiFact Bingo!

We've created a game based on the health care debate! Just mark off a square each time you hear one of these falsehoods!

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 2:39 p.m.

GOP health care reform: A simple explanation

Our handy guide to the Republican alternative on health care reform.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 4:39 p.m.

GOP health bill analysis meets the Truth-O-Meter

A Republican rebuttal to the House health care bill includes a number of distortions.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 4:35 p.m.

One year after Grant Park, a look at promises

One year after Barack Obama declared victory in Grant Park in Chicago, he's earned a mixed record on our Obameter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 6:34 p.m.

Do polls show 'majority support' for health plan?

Obama aide claims lots of support. But a sampling of polls show that's a stretch.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 6:38 p.m.

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