Articles from December, 2012

The Most Popular Fact-Checks of 2012

Readers voted with their eyeballs for our most popular fact-checks of the year.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 7:54 a.m.

Reflections on the Obameter and Obama's campaign promises

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.

By Bill Adair, Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead, J.B. Wogan :: Published on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 8:48 a.m.

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012

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.

By Bill Adair, Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Fact-checks of Christmases past

Not even the holiday is exempt from political claims! Here are a few fact-checks from our archive for your stocking.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.

Fact-checks on gun control and gun violence

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 5:19 p.m.

The Obameter and the rise of Compromise

As we wrap up our updates on Obama's 2008 campaign promises, many are getting rated Compromise.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.

Mailbag: Lie of the Year edition

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 1:56 p.m.

Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Lie of the Year: Readers' Poll Results

What did our readers think? Here are the final online poll results.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 5:59 a.m.

The tale of a falsehood, minute by minute

It began as an accurate news story but got twisted and amplified.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 5:58 a.m.

Readers speak out on the Lie of the Year

Readers who chose the Jeep ad as the Lie of the Year had strong feelings about it.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 5:58 a.m.

Top 10 most obscure Obama campaign promises

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.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.

Wired magazine names PolitiFact an 'essential app'

The tech magazine says our iPhone/Android app is "truly nonpartisan" and is "a great way to quickly see who's fleecing you when."

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.

The 2012 Lie of the Year Finalists: Vote in the Readers' Poll

We announce the 10 finalists for PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and invite you to cast your ballot in our Readers' Poll.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 9:41 a.m.

Has Obama reduced the nuclear threat?

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.

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