Articles from June, 2011

Glenn Beck's Greatest Hits (and Misses)

As Glenn Beck ends his run with Fox News, we take a look back at how Beck has fared on the Truth-O-Meter on everything from Van Jones to health insurance for dogs.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.

Fact-checking President Obama's press conference

In a press conference on June 29, 2011,President Barack Obama talked about the looming vote on raising the debt ceiling, plans to reduce the deficit and reviewing business regulations. We check his facts.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 7:35 p.m.

Watch out 'Angry Birds'!

Our PolitiFact app surged into the Top 100 in iTunes yesterday, right behind "ZombieBooth: 3D Zombifier." Try it for your iPhone or other smart phone and help us knock "Angry Birds" off its perch.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 9:36 a.m.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann on 'Face the Nation'

Candidate for president Michele Bachmann sat for an interview with Bob Schieffer. We checked the facts. 

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 6:23 p.m.

Schieffer asks Bachmann about her record for accuracy

On Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asks Rep. Michele Bachmann about her PolitiFact report card. She replies, "I haven't misled people at all."

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 7:28 a.m.

PolitiFact expands to New Hampshire

We're partnering with the Valley News and the Telegraph to cover presidential candidates in New Hampshire.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, June 26th, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.

PolitiFact app now available for iPhone

PolitiFact introduces the first fact-checking app for iPhones and other devices. It has several features not available on the PolitiFact website.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

Oil reserves tapped, promise kept

President Barack Obama's controversial decision to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help replace oil production lost due to unrest in Libya also fulfills a campaign promise.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Are U.S. actions in Libya subject to the War Powers Resolution? A review of the evidence

The Obama administration says actions in Libya don't constitute 'hostilities.'

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 11:38 a.m.

Jon Stewart's PolitiFact segment: The annotated edition

Last night, Jon Stewart took an extended shot at Fox News' credibility while relying on, um, PolitiFact. Here's a handy guide to the 21 items he culled from our archive.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.

Readers say we were uninformed about Jon Stewart's claim

We got lots of complaints after we gave a False to Jon Stewart, host of  The Daily Show.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.

California congressional race heats up

It's Los Angeles, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised to see such attention-grabbing campaign videos. But where does the truth lie?

By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 2:02 p.m.

How close is today's economy to the Great Depression?

Republicans are increasingly comparing the current economy to the Great Depression. But how apt is the comparison?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 10:11 a.m.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann

We look back at memorable statements from the Republican candidate for president

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 1:54 p.m.

Did Herman Cain turn around Godfather's Pizza?

How the CEO-turned-presidential candidate got his hands in the dough and reinvigorated a sleepy company, one slice at a time.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 10:59 a.m.

The Truth-O-Meter on Rick Santorum

The Republican presidential hopeful announces his bid, and in another campaign tradition, we take a look at his report card.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 12:08 p.m.

The Truth-O-Meter on Weiner -- with certitude

We review our report card on Rep. Anthony Weiner.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.

On his way out, Goolsbee faces the Truth-O-Meter

Austan Goolsbee, the soon-to-be-former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, went on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" to defend the administration's economic record. How accurate was he?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.

The truth on the bus goes round and round...

Sarah Palin took a break from her family vacation/ "One Nation" bus tour of America to do an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. We found the truth was apparently also on vacation.

By Robert Farley, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.

Testing Mitt Romney on the Truth-O-Meter

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney officially announced his presidential campaign Thursday. We've done one fact check so far -- about his claim that "we are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy." We found it Pants on Fire.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 5:55 p.m.

Cookie-cutter politics

Have you seen the NRCC attack in Ohio? It's just like the ones in Georgia, Virginia, Wisconsin, Oregon . . .

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 2:56 p.m.

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