People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named former President Bill Clinton its "Man of the Year," saying "By choosing a plant-based diet, President Clinton has spared the lives of nearly 200 animals a year..."
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., raised concerns about the deadly toll from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, during a trip to Pakistan.
Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty -- the international agreement that prohibits testing of nuclear weapons -- remains a politically contentious issue. With no progress on President Obama promise, we rate this one Broken.
With one year to go before the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, we check out the candidates' PolitiFact report cards.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
The Texas governor says tort reform brought 21,000 doctors to the state. We rate that False.
By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
As the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, we review President Obama's campaign promises to help the Gulf Coast recover.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.
With the Obama administration announcing regulatory reforms that reportedly will save over $10 billion, we review a recent Truth-O-Meter article that noted how all presidents claim to cut regulations.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
We mark our fourth anniversary with a Truth-O-Meter tally and a list of our most popular fact-checks.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 1:56 p.m.
Critics often say Texas Gov Rick Perry wanted his state to secede from the union. PolitiFact Texas has explored this and found what he really said.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 3:16 p.m.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been saying the government wants to require farmers to have a commercial drivers license before they can drive a farm tractor across a road. PolitiFact Texas checked it out and rated it False.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.
With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now running for president, we review our fact-checking on claims about jobs and the Texas economy.
He's fared well on the Perry-O-Meter, the feature PolitiFact Texas uses to track his campaign promises. But on the Truth-O-Meter, he's got a hefty number of Falses and Pants on Fires.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 9:19 a.m.
We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.
You've heard of Shark Week, Fashion Week and Biker Week. We're declaring this Promise Week and publishing updates to the Obameter and the GOP Pledge-O-Meter.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.
Does Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich have flocks of Twitter followers, or are many of them fly-by-night?
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 11:55 a.m.
Readers sound off on our latest fact-checks.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
The debt deal was not posted online for three days before a vote. Promise Broken on the GOP Pledge-O-Meter.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.
The debt ceiling debate appears to be slouching toward a conclusion -- at least for now. We look back at some of the fact-checks that PolitiFact and its state affiliates have done on the issue.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 5:40 p.m.
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