We review some of our scariest fact-checks and find the Truth-O-Meter is burning brighter than a jack-o-lantern.
Articles from October, 2011
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We take our first look at the bipartisan congressional panel charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving.
We asked for reader comments on our rating of a claim by Vice President Joe Biden about crime statistics in Flint, Mich. Here's a sampling of what we received.
An Internet post claims that Republicans in Congress have offered "zero" bills on "job creation." But as it turns out, that's because the non-partisan congressional office that labels bills isn't using a category called "job creation."
Did Rubio's parents come to America following Fidel Castro's takeover?
We gave Biden a Mostly True for his claim about crime in Flint, Mich. FactCheck called it a Whopper and the FactChecker gave him four Pinocchios. What's up with that?
Many readers disagreed with our rating on Mitt Romney's claim that he had not hired illegal immigrants. "You made a mistake on this call," said one reader.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.
A snip here, a snip there: A look at how some selective editing in Perry's new video twists the truth.
Herman Cain told us that a person making $50,000 a year would be better off under his 9-9-9. We crunch the numbers with a trio of accountants.
Obama earned a Compromise for his campaign promise to include environmental and labor protections in trade agreements.
The Republican presidential candidates debated Tuesday night at Dartmouth College.
We've been posting updates to the Obameter, our feature that tracks President Obama's campaign promises.
We've begun fact-checking claims from the protesters in New York's financial district. Let us know if you see one you'd like us to check.
As former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes herself out of the running for the Republican nomination, we look back at her record on the Truth-O-Meter.
We examine the federal government's alleged purchase of $16 muffins. It's Mostly False.
We're launching a print syndication service that offers our fact-checking work to newspapers for their print editions.
As Chris Christie ponders entering the Republican presidential race, his critics have already begun attacking his record in office. Here we take up two claims about job creation on his watch in New Jersey.