Articles from April, 2011
It's usually a partisan game. But this year's vote on raising the debt limit matters.
Now that the White House has released the original Certificate of Live Birth, is the issue finally settled? Not hardly, say those who have been at the forefront of the so-called birther movement.
It was an extraordinary moment: President Barack Obama strode into the White House briefing room Wednesday to reassure Americans he was born in the United States.
How we got here from there.
We provide an archive of documents.
Allegations from Donald Trump have prompted new interest in President Barack Obama's birth records. Here's a guide to our coverage.
The president spoke with reporters at the White House.
After years of speculation, Obama releases his original birth certificate and says "We do not have time for this kind of silliness." Donald Trump takes credit and says he's "honored" Obama responded to Trump's request.
Rep. Ron Paul has launched a presidential exploratory committee. We review his record on the Truth-O-Meter.
In the debate over Medicare, pollsters will be keeping an eye on public sentiment.
On Earth Day, we examine President Barack Obama's campaign promises involving the environment. There's a lot of green.
We gave a Pants on Fire rating to a Democratic ad that attacked the Republicans over proposed changes to Medicare. Many readers disagreed with our ruling and offered a wide variety of analogies involving the postal service, chickens and eagles to poke holes in our logic.
Major changes to Medicare in a proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan prompt some falsehoods from Democrats and pundits.
On the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, we look back at some of the dozens of fact-checks we did of political claims that followed in its wake.
Since it's Tax Day, the deadline to file 2010 tax returns, we thought we'd hit you with a couple tax-related fact checks.
The House today passed a Republican deficit-cutting budget blueprint championed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The plan has been praised by the right and attacked by the left; and we stepped in to referee some of the rhetoric.
In an April 13, 2011, speech at George Washington University, President Barack Obama laid out his vision for America's fiscal future. He threw around a lot of numbers, and we were there to check.
Didn't read Tim Pawlenty's new book? We've got a book report for you.
The group has been a topic of debate for weeks. We put some of the claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
We review the evidence available outside the closed-door negotiations.
With a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll showing Trump tied for second for the Republican nomination for president, we'll be checking his claims more often.
It was a slow winter for our Flip-O-Meter. But it is back in action with recent flips by Obama, Gingrich and a Half Flip by Tim Kaine.
The president formally launches his 2012 campaign in an e-mail to supporters. We review a few notable fact-checks from nearly 300.
The 2012 presidential campaign is just getting underway, with several possible candidates exploring whether to become official candidates. We put some of their recent statements to the Truth-O-Meter and Flip-O-Meter.