Articles from May, 2010

Mailbag: 'What's wrong with you people?'

Readers have lots of complaints -- and a little praise -- about our recent rulings.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 5:09 p.m.

As Obama heads to Gulf, the facts on the spill

President Obama visits the Gulf Coast today to survey efforts to respond to the oil leak. We've been checking claims about the spill and will be doing more in the next week.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.

Fact-checking 'the best campaign ad ever'

We couldn't resist fact-checking this ad -- because we give a rip about Alabama!

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

Republicans and the Civil Rights Act

Controversy over Rand Paul's remarks send us off in search of history, checking on Republican votes from the the 1960s.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 6:17 p.m.

BP liked Obama, but oil stained Palin's hands too

Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News Sunday that there was something unusual and sinister about oil industry donations to President Obama's campaign. We looked into it.   

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 8:29 p.m.

Putting Steele and Kaine to the Truth-O-Meter

The party chairmen appear on ABC's 'This Week.' We check some of their claims.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 5:16 p.m.

Nevada GOP Senate candidate tries to pin a Harry Reid campaign button on rival

Who's the true conservative? Five Republicans in Nevada's U.S. Senate primary are vying for the title as they maneuver for the chance to take on Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid in November. 

By Morris Kennedy :: Published on Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 4:01 p.m.

For a state in a mess, a messy campaign

As California struggles through a budget crisis and sagging economy, rival Republicans seeking the governorship are attacking on TV like crazy.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

Taking stock of Elena Kagan's scholarly work

From her 29-year-old undergraduate thesis to her law review articles as a professor, we look at Elena Kagan's written record.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 10:44 a.m.

Checking Sessions and Leahy on ABC's 'This Week'

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Jeff Sessions discuss Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. We put some of their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at 9:04 p.m.

Pants on Fire, from both the right and the left

Pundits on opposite sides of the political spectrum set the meter ablaze!

By Robert Farley, Catharine Richert :: Published on Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.

Sen. Mary Landrieu on the Truth-O-Meter

The Louisiana senator has been speaking out on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We put two of her claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Louis Jacobson, Catharine Richert :: Published on Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 6:18 p.m.

Fact-checking national security on 'This Week'

We've checked statements from Rudy Giuliani, Joe Lieberman and George Will.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 11:56 a.m.

Fact-checking the claims on Elena Kagan

We preview some of the claims about the Supreme Court nominee. In coming days, we'll be putting them to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 10:03 a.m.

Did Hayworth challenge push McCain to flip on amnesty?

Arizona senatorial candidate J.D. Hayworth claims his challenge to Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary prompted McCain to change his position on amensty for illegal immigrants.

By Catharine Richert :: Published on Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.

Barking dogs, racial profiling and the Ariz. law

We examine the revisions in the Arizona law and their effect on claims about racial profiling and loud dogs.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.

Checking George Will on birds and wind turbines

The conservative columnist says more birds die daily from colliding with wind turbines than will die from the gulf oil spill.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 6:51 p.m.

On 'This Week,' Bill Maher calls for a fact-checker

We answer his call, and fact-check claims on oil drilling and energy sustainability.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 at 5:53 p.m.

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