Articles from April, 2010

FACTSHEET: Financial regulation explained

We delve into the details of proposals for financial regulation

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 4:07 p.m.

Arizona immigration law fact-checked

We wade into the debate sparked by Arizona's new and controversial immigration law.

By Louis Jacobson, Catharine Richert :: Published on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:49 p.m.

Has GM settled its debt with the government?

General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has taken to the airwaves with a prime-time commercial claiming the automaker has repaid its loans from the government in full, with interest, five years early.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 5:53 p.m.

Fact-checking financial reform on 'This Week'

Sens. Bob Corker and Sherrod Brown and White House adviser Austan Goolsbee discuss the financial reform bill. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.

Mailbag: Modern patriots or 'puff pastry'?

Readers give us their take on our latest Truth-O-Meter reports, fact-checking ABC News' This Week, and Stephen Colbert.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.

'Required' reading on health care

Does the new health care reform bill require people to buy insurance?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 6:12 p.m.

On 'bailout' bill, party leaders' claims are less than accurate

We examine two competing claims about financial reform -- and find both wanting.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 3:13 p.m.

Fact-checking Bill Clinton on ABC's 'This Week'

We put the former president's statements through the Truth-O-Meter. 

By Robert Farley :: Published on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 4:49 p.m.

PolitiFact audits three tax claims

As the deadline to file tax forms approached, politicians talked taxes and we checked their math.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 5:37 p.m.

Colbert: 'Who are these PolitiFact guys?'

The Colbert Report does a segment on our fact-checking. And no, we're not Russian.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 10:40 a.m.

We bring truthiness to 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert invites us on his show. We put Colbert and his guests to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.

Hypothetically speaking

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she doesn't answer hypotheticals. We found a few exceptions.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.

Fact-checking Kyl and Gates from ABC's 'This Week'

We examine claims by Sen. Jon Kyl and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.

Blame Florida gov for the health care law?

The theory: Because Charlie Crist endorsed the stimulus, health care reform passed. PolitiFact Florida parses this far-fetched claim.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.

PolitiFact to fact-check ABC's 'This Week'

At the invitation of ABC News, we're going to be checking newsmakers who appear on 'This Week.'

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.

U.S. Census meets the Truth-O-Meter

Rep. Patrick McHenry seeks to allay conservative skepticism about the census by dispelling some bad information being spread by fellow Republicans.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.

Texas governor Perry earns Pants on Fire

Gov. Rick Perry claims Massachusetts' health plan did not reduce the number of uninsured. But PolitiFact Texas finds he's way off.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.

McCain definitely Mavericky

Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain said he never considered himself a maverick. We review the record.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 6:54 p.m.

Are more drivers drunk -- or on drugs?

Even with a rigorous study, it can be hard to tell.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6:43 p.m.

Mailbag: "You are just another blah-blah blog"

A few readers throw rotten eggs, but others say PolitiFact is egg-cellent!

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

Obama on the meters

We rate President Barack Obama on the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter and the Obameter.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 5:36 p.m.

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