Articles from August, 2012
On the third night of the Republican National Convention, speakers and videos tell the story of the presidential nominee.
In his speech accepting the vice presidential nomination, Paul Ryan blamed President Barack Obama for the failure of a presidentially appointed debt commission. But that ignored Ryan's own role.
We're fact-checking the second full night of speeches at the Republican National Convention.
On the first night of the Republican National Convention, GOP speakers proclaim the value of hard work and criticize the country's direction under President Barack Obama.
The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, we fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida.
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, we check in on the House GOP and their 2010 campaign promises.
There's a lot of claims going around about Medicare on the campaign trail. We sort out the truth.
Democrats have deployed this modified attack line in congressional races around the country. But is it more accurate?
Our new app, underwritten by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will help you resolve dinner-table disputes and test your knowledge of the facts in American politics. It's available now for iPhones and Android devices.
On "The Today Show," we discussed recent campaign ads from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
We reaching two milestones this week: our fifth anniversary and our 6,000th Truth-O-Meter item.
In updating our Obameter on campaign promises involving green cars, we find Obama has had considerable success but also hit some speed bumps.
Mitt Romney says Barack Obama has cut Medicare by $700 billion. The Obama campaign says Republicans must not object because they included that $700 billion savings in Paul Ryan's budget. We check the facts.
The New Jersey governor will be the headliner on Aug. 28. PolitiFact New Jersey reviews his record on the Truth-O-Meter.
Mitt Romney has picked U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his vice presidential running mate for the Republican ticket. Here's how Ryan has fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
Mitt Romney went first, attacking President Barack Obama over a welfare proposal. Then the White House fired back. In both cases, the results on the Truth-O-Meter were in the red.
If you're watching the Olympics or just tuning in to your local news, the campaign ads can be relentless. We've put dozens of them to the Truth-O-Meter as part of our Message Machine partnership with NPR.
In a new campaign ad, President Obama says millionaires will "pay a little more" under his tax plan. We crunch the numbers to see how much that would be.
We assess President Obama's ongoing record in Iraq and Afghanistan
We look at a claim from a TV ad about Mitt Romney's tax plan.
We fact-check a claim from Americans for Tax Reform that Olympians are taxed 35 percent on their medals.