Want to know if governors are keeping their campaign promises? Check out our Walk-O-Meter, Bob-O-Meter and others that rate whether the promises are kept or broken.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
The Wisconsin recall election is making the Truth-O-Meter overheat. PolitiFact Wisconsin finds 34 of 54 claims to be Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:36 a.m.
We check Obama's record on the foreclosure crisis and see if Crossroads GPS is correct that he broke his promise.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.
Our fact-check on a Facebook claim that President Barack Obama isn't as big a spender as many people think drew lots of support from Obama backers and a barrage of criticism from opponents. We recap the debate.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
A column in MarketWatch that busted stereotypes about the tax-and-spend Democratic stereotype was turned into a Facebook post that went viral. We checked the facts.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker touched off a kerfuffle when he criticized the Obama campaign for hammering Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Booker's video response was interpreted as a backtrack. But how much did he really backtrack?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 3:28 p.m.
We use our Flip-O-Meter to explore whether Romney flipped on issues such as abortion, gun control and TARP. We find some Full Flops -- and some No Flips.
We look at an attack ad that highlights Obama’s "broken" promises.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 6:18 p.m.
A new Obama ad says a steel company went bankrupt after Romney's Bain Capital took over. We check the facts.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 6:21 p.m.
We check two claims from a Chamber of Commerce ad attacking U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and find the group is twisting the facts to scare senior citizens.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 5:17 p.m.
We'll be updating our Obameter ratings in the next few months. We'd love your suggestions about the promises now rated In the Works or Stalled.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 8:44 a.m.
The MSNBC talk show host is unhappy with our Mostly False rating on a claim by the National Right to Life Committee. Here's a letter that a Maddow fan sent to her show about the rating.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 9:58 a.m.
As usual, our readers unloaded their thoughts on us in recent weeks. Here's a sampling of recent reader e-mails and tweets.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
The National Right to Life Committee says a new email shows the White House recognizes a baby that has not been born for security purposes. We put the claim to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.
With the GOP nomination battle settled, the general election campaign is well under way. Here, we take a look at recent fact-checks of statements by President Barack Obama and his campaign.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 12:05 p.m.
As we move into the general election season, beware of sensational claims about Medicare. Our in-depth report looks at the history and the issues for 2012.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.
An ad from Americans for Prosperity is a case study in how to weave falsehoods, exaggerations and the occasional fact. We take a closer look.
By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 2:34 p.m.
A statistic about college grads returning home got repeated by the media without scrutiny. Here's a look at how it ended up in an American Crossroads ad.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 4:37 p.m.
Few candidates provided more colorful claims to check than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who's finally leaving the Republican primary contest. Here are our favorite Newt-centric fact-checks.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.
As the general election campaign heats up, we're seeing a lot of cherry-picking and partially accurate claims.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 11:56 a.m.
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