Articles from June, 2011
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.
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.
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.
Candidate for president Michele Bachmann sat for an interview with Bob Schieffer. We checked the facts.
On Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asks Rep. Michele Bachmann about her PolitiFact report card. She replies, "I haven't misled people at all."
We're partnering with the Valley News and the Telegraph to cover presidential candidates in New Hampshire.
PolitiFact introduces the first fact-checking app for iPhones and other devices. It has several features not available on the PolitiFact website.
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.
The Obama administration says actions in Libya don't constitute 'hostilities.'
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.
We got lots of complaints after we gave a False to Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show.
It's Los Angeles, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised to see such attention-grabbing campaign videos. But where does the truth lie?
Republicans are increasingly comparing the current economy to the Great Depression. But how apt is the comparison?
We look back at memorable statements from the Republican candidate for president
We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.
How the CEO-turned-presidential candidate got his hands in the dough and reinvigorated a sleepy company, one slice at a time.
The Republican presidential hopeful announces his bid, and in another campaign tradition, we take a look at his report card.
We review our report card on Rep. Anthony Weiner.
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?
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.
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.
Have you seen the NRCC attack in Ohio? It's just like the ones in Georgia, Virginia, Wisconsin, Oregon . . .