Articles from June, 2010
We recap the full story, reviewing our Truth-O-Meter rulings along the way.
But we find Gov. Jan Brewer's claim -- that "the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules" -- is unsupported by the facts.
We summarize our fact-checks on Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Providence Journal launches PolitiFact Rhode Island, our fourth state site. More are on the way.
We continue reporting the status of more than 500 of Barack Obama's campaign promises.
Harry Reid set the tone for a knock-down-drag-out with an attack ad against Republican challenger Sharron Angle. We check two of the ad's claims.
In a rant, liberal TV host Ed Schultz suggested that the "problem" of Gen. Stanley McChrystal is something President Barack Obama "inherited from the Bush Administration." We beg to differ.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel warns that Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, could wield a pro-oil-industry gavel next year. But there's good reason to believe he won't.
We put the White House Chief of Staff to the Truth-O-Meter.
In a promo for the new season of MTV's Jersey Shore, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says Obama has taxed her right out of the indoor tanning salons.
We summarize our latest findings about the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
The latest Alabama ad to go viral has a congressional candidate talking with the Founding Fathers. We check the facts.
During the campaign, Barack Obama promised more limits on commercial whaling. Environmental groups are concerned he is backing away from the pledge.
Congressman Bart Stupak criticizes Exxon Mobil's priorities, saying there are more pages on the media than on oil removal.
We check two claims in the battle between Sen. John McCain and former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth.
We explore a claim from Donna Brazile that federal law has put limits on the Obama administration's response to the oil spill.
The Republican and Democratic leaders discuss the budget and other issues. We check the facts.
The baseball fans here at PolitiFact couldn't resist fact-checking pundit George Will's description of Don Larsen's perfect game.
Our in-box is full of chain e-mail! We check out claims on immigration, Muslim voters, gun laws, and taxing your health care benefits.
Arianna Huffington and Liz Cheney sparred over Iraq war contracts. We sort out a long history.
We settle the important question of whether that's Barack Obama in the Whoomp! video.
We've posted three items from Sunday's show and have two others in the works, including one on the disagreement between Arianna Huffington and Liz Cheney about Halliburton.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution launches our newest state site, checking campaigns in the peach state.
In the first segment of our Message Machine partnership with NPR, we review some of the ads in the California primary.
An advocay group says the spill means it's time for cap-and-trade energy legislation. We fact-check a critical statement on oil dependence.
Talk show host said that most Americans support a new immigration law in Arizona. The numbers back him up.
We look into the American workforce at Carly Fiorina's HP and find fuzzy numbers.
In a web-only video ad, California gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner accuses his Republican primary opponent Meg Whitman of peddling porn as CEO of eBay. We check the facts.