Articles from September, 2009
When it comes to health care reform, no one escapes scrutiny.
Critics of the Baucus plan say it will lead to prison sentences for people who don't buy insurance. We check the facts.
To get everyone into the health care system, Democrats propose a tax on the uninsured. Think the Republicans will like that?
We check the RNC chairman's criticism of an odd Obama song, as performed by some New Jersey second-graders.
Can you remember the name of the Obama health care plan? Neither can we. So we're having a contest to give it a name.
We rate the flips of the Massachusetts legislature — the first time an entire legislative body has faced our Flip-O-Meter — as well as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
We're not just in the fact-checking business. We've also been updating our ratings of campaign promises. Check out our Obameter to see our latest ratings.
Obama has Glenn Beck. FDR had William Randolph Hearst.
The health care plan from Finance Chairman Max Baucus seeks to maintain the status quo on the sensitive issue of abortion. We examine two claims about the bill from the National Right to Life Committee.
In interviews that were remarkably alike, President Barack Obama hit his talking points — and hit them again. We check whether he was right about the uninsured and the White Sox.
Health Care for America Now earned a Barely True when it said insurance CEOs earn $24 million. Now it gets a False for claiming one in five treatments are rejected.
The president cites the death of an Illinois man to show callousness by an insurance company. But he's wrong to blame the insurer for his death.
The ad from Health Care for America Now cherry-picks the highest number.
In a sarcastic music video on YouTube, actor/singer Paul Hipp says the U.S. ranks 37th in the world in health care. We find the song is pretty accurate.
Bloggers contend a photo shows a huge crowd for anti-Obama protests. But the photo was taken years ago at another event.
Republicans contend the health care plan will create 53 new bureaucracies. We try counting them.
Responding to President Obama's health care speech, Republicans say the Democratic bill has no way to enforce restrictions on illegal immigrants. We check the facts.
President Obama delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress. We check the facts.
Obama's controversial green jobs czar departs. We provide some context.
The mail brings quibbles, gripes and a wee bit of praise.
Haley Barbour says Obama wanted to "cram" the health care bill through Congress in less time than it took the president to select a dog. We do the math to see if Barbour is right.
We check a claim by the Florida Republican chairman that Obama's speech next week will "indoctrinate" young people on socialist ideology
Obama made 17 campaign promises related to Hurricane Katrina rebuilding the Gulf Coast. We assess his progress.