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.

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.

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.

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann on 'Face the Nation'

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

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."

PolitiFact expands to New Hampshire

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

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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?

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?

Fact-checking Michele Bachmann

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

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire

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

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.

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.

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

We review our report card on Rep. Anthony Weiner.

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?

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.

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.

Cookie-cutter politics

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