Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Fact-checking Sarah Palin as she goes 'Rogue'

Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue: An American Life
Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue: An American Life

UPDATE: Nov. 16, 2009

We've gotten an early copy of Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue, and will be putting it to the Truth-O-Meter over the next few days. So far we've examined the following claims, which were similar to items we've published previously:

* Palin is correct that when he was a candidate, Barack Obama said his cap and trade plan would cause electricity prices to skyrocket. We rated that one True .

* We found Palin was incorrect that Alaska would have needed a new universal building code in order to accept stimulus money. We rated that False .

* We also checked a recent note on Palin's Facebook page. She said that under the House health care bill, the government "will have to penalize citizens if we choose not to buy a plan that will cost a minimum of about $15,000 per family per year ." We found that exaggerated the case and rated her statement Barely True.

You can also see her latest statements on Sarah Palin's PolitiFact page or review all the factchecks of Sarah Palin we've ever published.

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