Articles from January, 2011
This Week with Christiane Amanpour focused on the protests in Egypt.
In a speech on Friday, President Barack Obama ridiculed opponents of the health care law for misrepresenting it that way. It so happens PolitiFact has weighed in all three of these Republican attacks.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, former chair of the House Republican Conference, ended months of speculation with a formal announcement that he will not run for president in 2012. We review his record so far on the Truth-O-Meter.
The three speakers on Tuesday night -- President Barack Obama and Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann -- were more careful than other politicians during the 2010 campaign in providing needed caveats to their statistical claims.
Obama struck a centrist tone in his second State of the Union speech, arguing for corporate tax cuts and fewer government regulations.
We examine an ever-increasing charge that Democratic proposals are "job killing."
This week's debate over the health care law included many claims that we've put to the Truth-O-Meter.
At the two-year mark of his presidency, we tally how President Obama is doing on his campaign promises. He's got 26 percent Promises Kept and 8 percent Broken.
At the midway point in his four-year term, we examine six of President Obama's campaign promises that illustrate the successes, failures and challenges of his presidency.
Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin says the White House "branded" the University of Arizona memorial service for victims of the Arizona shootings with a slogan, "Together We Thrive," a logo and T-shirts. But did the White House actually orchestrate all that?
Since the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, firearms and violence have dominated the national discussion. We put three claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
We've created new promise features and made some improvements to our search engine.
The parties are jockeying about whether the Republicans have broken their promise to cut $100 billion "in the first year." We check the facts and explain the principles for our future Pledge-O-Meter ruling.
We add new meters to track the campaign promises of governors in Georgia , Ohio and Oregon.
Nothing we've published before has generated this much debate. Our 2010 Lie of the Year continues to prompt editorials, letters to the editor and a speech on the House floor.
Republicans adopt rules for the House, addressing several of their promises. We crank up our new GOP Pledge-O-Meter.
As Republicans take control of the U.S. House, we thought it would be helpful to provide an overview of their campaign promises, which we'll be tracking on our GOP Pledge-O-Meter.
Our state partners are launching features that track campaign promises of new governors.
We've compiled a database of the Republican leaders' campaign promises and will be tracking and rating them with our new GOP Pledge-O-Meter. It will use the same rating system as our award-winning Obameter.