We checked lots of strange claims in 2010. We're not sure why so many of them involved animals.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 7:55 a.m.
We review our favorite reader comments. One says "Glenn Beck rules, PolitiFact drools." Another says, "If I could marry a website, I would be Mrs. Politifact.com."
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 9:41 a.m.
Throughout the year, we put pundits such as Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh to the Truth-O-Meter. Here are our favorite items, which cover the spectrum from True to Pants on Fire.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 9:51 a.m.
Our list includes timely topics, chain e-mails and Michele Bachmann.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 8:31 a.m.
Rhetoric during the 2010 campaign season was so filled with falsehoods and exaggerations that we rated the entire election Barely True. But the year also had its share of true statements. Here are five that surprised us for being correct.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president. To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:00 a.m.
Many readers didn't agree with our choice. One complains about our "alleged fact-checking swill."
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 9:25 a.m.
The Senate approved a nuclear treaty between the United States and Russia, sending the Obameter to Promise Kept.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.
We continue our work reconciling the bipartisan tax law with Obama's campaign promises.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.
We spotted the bumper sticker in Northwest Washington, D.C. So we put it to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 1:14 p.m.
We look at President Obama's campaign promises in light of recent action from Congress.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, December 20th, 2010 at 5:52 p.m.
The Republican talking point was the most pervasive falsehood of the year, used hundreds of times by GOP leaders and candidates. And it worked: a majority of Americans believe the law is a government takeover.
Readers' poll winner
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.
Extended excerpts from an interview with Howard Dean
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 11:28 p.m.
Readers comment on PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year'
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 11:27 p.m.
We'll be announcing the year's most significant falsehood here at 11:30 p.m., and we'll be discussing it on Nightline and tomorrow on NPR's Morning Edition.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, outgoing Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said government has added 590,000 jobs since January 2008. We found he was way off.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 11:27 a.m.
Critics on both sides of the political aisle criticize the estate tax estate tax portion of the compromise plan on taxes. We check one from each side.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
Former GOP strategist Matthew Dowd said on ABC's This Week that the economy has "only worsened" since Barack Obama became president. We look at a range of economic statistics to gauge whether he's right.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, December 13th, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.
The Vermont senator's filibuster includes facts we happened to be checking from his Nov. 30 speech. He earns a True and a False.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 5:18 p.m.
The president wrongly describes the history of the two programs. The Truth-O-Meter turns red.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 2:07 p.m.
With the DREAM Act heating up in Congress, so too is the rhetoric about it. We take a look at several claims from opponents of the bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States illegally if they complete two years of college or in the military.
A pending tax deal between President Obama and the Republicans prompts us to review his campaign promises.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 6:56 p.m.
We'll announce the winner soon. And make sure you vote for the Readers' Choice award.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 3:44 p.m.
The talk show host likens an Ohio town to Bedford Falls from It's a Wonderful Life. PolitiFact Ohio checked to see if he was right that the town didn't want federal help.
By Mark Naymik :: Published on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 p.m.
With Congress debating whether to extend the Bush tax cuts, there have been lots of claims about public opinion and who is responsible for the cuts expiring. We check claims from Sarah Palin and John Boehner.
We debunk Internet rumors that a proposed food safety law means U.S. government inspections for home gardeners.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.
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