Articles from March, 2010

Obama flip flop on oil drilling? Not so fast.

Some think President Obama's move to expand offshore drilling is a change of position, but we find more to the story.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 6:06 p.m.

Doing the math on the new student loan law

We look at a claim about a new law on student loans and how it will affect students.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:36 p.m.

More fact-checking from the Crist-Rubio debate

We publish findings on PolitiFact Florida about Social Security, the stimulus, campaign committees and health care.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.

Fact-checking the Crist-Rubio debate

Florida's U.S. Senate race took the national stage Sunday with a debate between Republican rivals Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio. PolitiFact Florida sorts out the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.

Health care promises resolved

With the new health care reform bill now signed into law, we take a look at how that affects some of the key health care promises President Barack Obama made during the campaign.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 5:06 p.m.

Biggest tax increase or biggest tax cut?

We umpire the debate between pundit Joe Scarborough and Sen. Dick Durbin.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 3:53 p.m.

A new chapter begins on health care

No, the debate didn't end with Sunday's vote or Monday's signing ceremony. We keep putting the claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

Deciphering the Stupak executive order

We look into the executive order that the president said he will sign on abortion and health care.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:17 p.m.

Top 5 lies about health care

We look at five persistent talking points that don't have much to them.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 3:21 p.m.

Top 10 facts to know about health care reform

We boil down more than a year's worth of reporting and research to 10 important points.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 7:09 p.m.

Deem and pass explained

We delve into the arcane procedures that Congressional Democrats want to use for health care reform.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.

New health care attack ad sets the meter on fire

We debunk a misleading ad that claims health care reform means no more breast cancer screenings for women at risk.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:28 p.m.

Fact-checking the new Mitt Romney book "No Apology"

Republican Mitt Romney lays out his ideas for America in his new book. We check the facts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.

Fox News pumps up the 'Texas textbook war'

Coverage on the Fox News Channel says Texas officials are planning to eliminate references to Christmas and the Constitution from school textbooks. PolitiFact Texas finds the claim Pants-on-Fire wrong. 

By :: Published on Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:12 p.m.

Chain e-mail evolves to Facebook updates

We check out a chain Facebook status update on President Obama and whether he gave a puny raise to the military. PLEASE RE-POST THIS!!!

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Catharine Richert :: Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.

Parsing abortion in the health care bills

We continue our fact-checking on health care reform and abortion, this time looking at the latest versions of legislation.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 4:39 p.m.

Democrats' health care bill: Job killer or job creator?

We sort through the numbers and find conflicting evidence when it comes to jobs.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 6:49 p.m.

Obama on health care reform: 50 plus one? Git 'er done!

We put Obama on the Flip-O-Meter and find that he rejects broad consensus in favor of passing his proposal.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 5:04 p.m.

Fact-checker's delight: Bachmann vs. Grayson

Could we resist fact-checking the most quotable firebrands of the right and the left when they appeared together on CNN? No, we could not.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.

Mailbag: Bipartisan bouquets and brickbats

Readers sound off on our recent fact-checks, and one suggests a bipartisan "revolution."

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

No need to pay down the debt? Not what he said.

Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:43 p.m.

Announcing PolitiFact Florida!

We launch our latest state site, this one in a partnership with the Miami Herald.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 10:06 a.m.

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