Articles from October, 2009
In his spare time, U2's frontman advocates for an end to global poverty, and that earns him a gig with the Truth-O-Meter.
Some House Republicans claim Obama needs permission from Congress to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. We explore the rules and what other recipients have done.
The latest Internet rumor is that President Obama is giving out free phones to people on welfare.
We put O'Reilly, Matalin and Maddow to the Truth-O-Meter. It comes up False, False & False.
We announce a change to the Obameter and enlist your help in tracking the president's 515 campaign promises.
If you want to buy the public option on the health care exchange, you'll have to be part of a select group.
A PolitiFact guide to distortions in the health care reform debate
The Senior Citizens League says the new computerized records will be open to millions. But we find little to back that up.
Palin and HCAN both dislike a proposed tax on "Cadillac" health plans.
Gun Owners of America claims the Baucus bill "could be used to ban guns in home self-defense." But we find little to back that up.
Readers let us know what they think of our story on a Saturday Night Live sketch, and other matters.
From supporters, we choose YesWeCare! From opponents: State Arm Insurance
Two campaign promises have become bargaining chips for health care reform.
We examine claims by Glenn Beck and a chain e-mail about the H1N1 virus.
We check claims about a new report on the cost of health care reform, and how health insurance is like baseball.
The latest developments on the war in Afghanistan can be downright confusing — questions about more troops, election shenanigans and a resurgent Taliban. Here, we explain what's driving the discussion.
We review Obama's campaign promises in light of the Nobel Peace Prize.
In his new film, Capitalism: A Love Story , Michael Moore contends the economic policies of President Ronald Reagan marked a turning point when the gap widened between the rich and everyone else. We put Moore's claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
Rep. Michele Bachmann says three days isn't enough to read the big health care bill. We ask experts how long a typical person would take to read the 1,000 pages.
An industry group says gas prices would hit $4 a gallon and 2 million jobs could be lost. We find the group is stretching the truth.
A leading prodrilling advocate says tourism isn't affected by offshore drilling. An opponent says offshore oil found in the gulf could head overseas.
Saturday Night Live says President Barack Obama hasn't accomplished anything. The Obameter shows a more nuanced picture.
We explore some more claims from Michael Moore and his new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story .
With the release of Capitalism: A Love Story , we put the liberal filmmaker — and his movie — to the Truth-O-Meter.