Articles from July, 2012
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders keeps tweeting about the wealth gap.
Last week's International AIDS Conference prompted us to crank up the Obameter, our database of the president's campaign promises.
We offer readers another chance to vent about -- or praise -- our coverage of recent political statements.
A Democratic super PAC produced a snarky ad with Olympic imagery that charges Mitt Romney outsourced jobs and used offshore accounts for his personal finances. We've put two of the claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
When Republicans took control of the House in 2010, they vowed to "repeal and place" Obamacare. Here's a look at how they've fared on our Pledge-O-Meter on that promise and others involving health care.
In the wake of the Aurora shootings, we fact-check some claims about gun violence in the United States.
No, Obama and Hillary Clinton are not negotiating a U.N. treaty to ban handguns and no, you don't have to list your guns on your 1040.
Counting the dollars is no easy task, and November’s a long way off.
The RNC and Mitt Romney say that over the past six months President Barack Obama had time for fundraisers and golf, but there were no meetings of his jobs council. We check the numbers and find they are on target.
Mitt Romney and his allies have seized on President Barack Obama's comment in a speech that "if you've got a business, you didn't build that." Here's a longer version of what Obama said.
Our handy guide to help you sort out the truth about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.
Someone is misusing our logo and spreading this image on Facebook. It is not a PolitiFact chart.
As a candidate, Barack Obama promised the most open presidency in history. Our Obameter ratings reveal he's made lots of progress posting data but has had difficulty resisting the Washington urge to conduct business behind closed doors.
As a candidate, Barack Obama promised unprecedented transparency in the White House. We put his promises to the Obameter.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Mitt Romney "couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher" because he has refused to release multiple years of tax returns. We check the requirements for dog catchers and others in government.
We fact-check TV ads on Iran and health care.
A fundraising email from MoveOn.org said Florida Gov. Rick Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls" and "every one" of the state's supervisors of election resisted him. Both statements are wrong.
We put new claims about the health care law to the Truth-O-Meter and find more exaggerations and falsehoods.
Our readers let us know what they think of our recent fact-checks.
We look at Mitt Romney's statement about the health care law and whether the individual mandate is a tax.
The House Speaker says we have the 'best health care delivery system' in the world. Some rankings are at odds with that, though.
Remember the summer of 2009? We sure do, and right now, we're feeling a lot of deja vu.
What do our many fact-checks on immigration, border security and the Dream Act say about the current debate?