A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.
The MSNBC host criticized PolitiFact for a False rating we gave her and our decision not to issue a correction. We explain our reasoning and post our e-mails to Maddow's producer.
During a prank call from a blogger, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said most of the protesters in Madison were from out of state. We put that and other new claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 10:49 a.m.
We look at what's being said about the budget controversy in Wisconsin.
We explain our process for selecting claims to check and how we make our Truth-O-Meter rulings.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.
The budget proposal from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has prompted protests, intense debate and lots of factual claims. PolitiFact Wisconsin has put many of them to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Greg Borowski :: Published on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 8:15 p.m.
We dig into the numbers on crime and gun laws.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
The release of President Barack Obama's proposed budget this week has kicked off a back-and-forth over fiscal policy. We start by looking at a claim by the president that within a couple years, the U.S. will "not be adding more to the national debt."
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 5:27 p.m.
In Sunday's strip, Mark Slackmeyer made a claim about gun deaths. We put it to the Truth-O-Meter.
We fact-check speeches from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.
President Barack Obama says they are -- nearly $2 trillion worth, in fact. And he tells the Chamber of Commerce it's time for wary businesses to get in the game and start investing that money in business expansion and new employees.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 5:42 p.m.
In an interview with David Letterman, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Fox News had said that "the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama." We checked her claim.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 5:40 p.m.
Ronald Reagan -- who would have turned 100 this month -- remains a figure of fascination throughout the ideological spectrum. One sign is that claims about his presidency regularly reach the Truth-O-Meter. Here are a dozen of our rulings on the Reagan legacy.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 4:54 p.m.
We fact-check the Fox News host's sit-down with the president.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.
We look at three statements about the Middle East.
In a televised interview, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said that his home state could be "energy independent within the immediate future." But we found that the math doesn't work out.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 4:53 p.m.
When President Barack Obama said, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan," it was catchy -- but it offered an opening for Republican critiques. Today, almost a year after the bill passed, it's still inspiring GOP attacks.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.
A clause in the law sparked a Pants on Fire chain e-mail that's still going strong.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
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