Articles from November, 2012

Obama's promise: reduce dependence on foreign oil

What could reduce American dependence on foreign oil? New mileage standards for cars.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.

Rating Obama's promises on cybersecurity

We look at Obama's campaign promise to require companies to disclose personal information data breaches.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.

Help us choose PolitiFact's Lie of the Year

We'll be choosing the Lie of the Year in the next few weeks. Send us your suggestions!

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.

Mailbag: Post-election edition

A look at what our readers have been saying about our recent Truth-O-Meter and Obameter items.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 a.m.

PolitiFact's guide to Thanksgiving dinner

Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails? Here's our annual guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until you need it.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 11:36 a.m.

Updating the Obameter and the GOP Pledge-O-Meter

We're updating our Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter, which track the campaign promises of President Obama and the House Republicans.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign

Critics harrumph that fact-checking doesn't work because politicians keep lying. But politicians aren't our audience. Voters are.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.

PolitiFact's voter guide to our voter guides

We've done lots of guides to help you sort out the truth in the 2012 election. Here's a guide to them all.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.

Greatest hits of the 2012 presidential campaign

It's been a long road to Election Day. We review our most significant fact-checks along the way.

By Becky Bowers, Maryalice Gill, Jon Greenberg, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead, Katie Sanders, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Has President Obama kept his campaign promises?

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama made 508 promises. We've been tracking them and rating them on our Obameter. Here's our latest tally.

By J.B. Wogan :: Published on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Medicare 'cuts' and a talking point that won't die

If you've followed the campaign, you've heard a version of it: To pay for Obamacare, President Barack Obama would harm seniors by cutting $716 billion from Medicare. What started with obscure congressional debate and a few media mentions has now been repeated by dozens — maybe hundreds — of politicians.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Biggest falsehoods of the presidential campaign

The campaigns and the super PACs have kept the Truth-O-Meter busy. Here are six claims that pushed the needle into the red.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.

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