Articles from August, 2010
The guests discussed dropout rates, nutrition and whether McDonalds serves free-range eggs at its British restaurants. We put the claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
A candidate for a New York congressional seat says the Obama administration is planning to keep a federal health record on all U.S. citizens, including everyone's Body Mass Index. We check the facts.
We'll be fact-checking speeches from Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial. In the meantime, we review how he's fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
President Barack Obama has declared himself a Christian. He has worshipped in Christian churches, prayed with Christian ministers, and recounted how he knelt beneath a cross and felt God's spirit. And yet, a surprising number of Americans keep telling pollsters they believe he's a Muslim. The Pew Research Center last week reported that 18 percent of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009. A Time magazine poll also released last week found even more -- 24 percent -- said he was a Muslim.
An editorial writer says the stimulus will end up costing more than the war. We check the facts.
We check the Republican leader's claim about an increase in government jobs and find a stretch we've seen before: including the temporary census employees to suggest that government jobs have increased.
Is it a mosque? Or just a cultural center with a prayer area? We check the facts.
We review the highlights (and some oddities) of our first three years.
We temper emotional appeals over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero with a few fact-checks.
Plans for Iraq unfold much as Obama described during the 2008 campaign.
We look at the political dynamics behind the tug of war over the deficit, Social Security, taxes and spending.
We check claims from a Democrat and a Republican who appeared on ABC's "This Week.''
With a polarized Congress and limited capital, President Obama is having a tougher time fulfilling his promises.
For our latest Mailbag, we sample the feedback from e-mail and Twitter. One reader calls us a "socialist propaganda machine." Another wants to marry us.
We put the MSNBC host to the Truth-O-Meter for recent claims about immigration and economics.
Border policing is a big issue in the Republican primary.
We look into statements from the Sunday morning news shows.
Critics of illegal immigration say there's a growing problem of women from other countries coming to the U.S. to deliver "anchor babies" who automatically become citizens. We assess the evidence.
We check Sarah Palin's claim that Democrats don't have a plan.
Sarah Palin's note on her hand said $3.8 trillion, but that's not the Democratic plan.
We check statements from This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Welcome, Christiane!
We look at a controversial comment by NASA chief Charles Bolden as well as two space promises the president did not fully keep.