Articles from December, 2012
Readers voted with their eyeballs for our most popular fact-checks of the year.
We've spent four years reporting on President Obama's 2008 campaign promises. As his first term nears its end, we reflect on his vision of government and the journalistic challenge of tracking 508 campaign promises.
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.
Not even the holiday is exempt from political claims! Here are a few fact-checks from our archive for your stocking.
The shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 people has reopened a national debate about gun control. As it unfolds, you might hear some familiar claims. Here's our roundup.
As we wrap up our updates on Obama's 2008 campaign promises, many are getting rated Compromise.
Readers react to this year's choice for PolitiFact Lie of the Year -- Mitt Romney's claim that Chrysler was going to move Jeep production to China at the cost of American jobs.
Romney's claim about Jeep moving production to China at the expense of American jobs was last-ditch effort to win the election, but it hit a roadblock: the facts.
What did our readers think? Here are the final online poll results.
It began as an accurate news story but got twisted and amplified.
Readers who chose the Jeep ad as the Lie of the Year had strong feelings about it.
Our Obameter includes many promises that are so deep in the weeds that only a wonk could love them. Here are 10 of our favorites.
The tech magazine says our iPhone/Android app is "truly nonpartisan" and is "a great way to quickly see who's fleecing you when."
We announce the 10 finalists for PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and invite you to cast your ballot in our Readers' Poll.
On Monday, President Barack Obama is set to address a symposium about securing nuclear materials in order to prevent them from being made into weapons. We recently checked eight promises by Obama from the 2008 campaign on such issues. Here's our rundown.