Articles from November, 2010
As Senators decide whether to take up ratification of the START treaty during the lame-duck session, we analyze two more comments by key players in the debate.
A reader from Malvern, Penn., complains that we are making him think too much.
We check a statement by Sen. Jon Kyl in the debate over whether the Senate should ratify a new START nuclear arms treaty.
As Obama nears the halfway point in his four-year term, we update the Obameter with the latest on some of his promises.
Readers sound off our recent reports on Rand Paul, Paul Krugman, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. And a few say "Thanks!"
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.
Frederica Wilson, an incoming freshman from South Florida famous for her headwear, wants to wear a hat on the House floor. She says a rule barring the hats can be waived by the speaker. We check the facts.
Readers weigh in with comments and criticisms via the social networking site.
On Good Morning America, she gives an overinflated measure for small business owners getting a tax increase.
A proposal to reduce the deficit drew fire from economist Paul Krugman on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
On the heels of a draft recommendation from the president's deficit advisory panel, we check the accuracy of several claims about spending and taxes.
We look at a range of ideas for reducing future deficits and getting the federal debt under control.
Newly elected Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says federal workers are paid $120,000, compared to $60,000 for private-sector workers. Great sound bite, but we found that it's not so simple.
On 60 Minutes, President Obama said "most" stimulus projects came in under budget and faster than expected. We collaborate with ProPublica and find that's a stretch.
We check claims from Sen.-elect Rand Paul and Rep. Mike Pence from the Sunday show.
A Republican House majority means it will be tougher for Obama to keep his campaign promises.
We're working on a new campaign promises database for the Republican House majority.
Most campaign ads this year pummeled viewers into submission -- or apathy. But a few didn't. Here are eight that changed the trajectory of their races.
We review the ups and downs of the 2010 campaign, a strange journey from "Aqua Buddha" to "Taliban Dan."
We review the most persistent chain e-mails and why they're just not true.