Articles from October, 2012

Scariest lines of the 2012 campaign

For Halloween, we highlight the scare tactics of 2012. Don't be afraid! The Truth-O-Meter says they're not true!

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 5:36 p.m.

In context: Romney's comments on FEMA

In context: Romney's comments on FEMA

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Twisting the truth on windmills, pensions and prostitutes

Both sides have used China as a villain in the 2012 campaign. We've put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

Mailbag: 'Count me disappointed'

A look back at some of the mail from readers that we've received in recent months, including claims made during the conventions and the debates.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 12:16 p.m.

Fact-checking the third presidential debate

We continue to post new fact-checking reports from the debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday night. The topic was foreign policy. Did you hear something you would like fact-checked? Suggest ideas by tagging tweets with #PolitiFactThis. You can also email us at truthometer@politifact.com.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 11:56 p.m.

Fact-checking foreign policy

In advance of Monday night's debate, we look at our recent fact-checks on foreign policy.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

PolitiFact's guide to Mitt Romney and abortion

We review what Mitt Romney has said about Roe vs. Wade, personhood, the Human Life Amendment, Planned Parenthood, federal funding and contraception.

By Jon Greenberg, Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on the attack in Libya

We fact-check claims by Mitt Romney and Joe Biden about the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 p.m.

Fact-checking the town hall debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clashed at a town hall debate Tuesday night. We're putting many of their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 p.m.

Fact-checking taxes in the presidential race

What are the facts when it comes Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's tax policies?

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10:48 a.m.

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate

We're checking the lively volley of claims from Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in Thursday's debate. Did you hear a claim you would like us to check? Use Twitter hashtag #PolitiFactThis or email us at truthometer@politifact.com. Here's what we've posted so far.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.

Fact-checking the new ads hitting the swing states

We’re checking ads that are saturating airwaves in key states. See a claim you would like us to check? Use Twitter hashtag #PolitiFactThis or email us at truthometer@politifact.com.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 5:17 p.m.

To suggest a fact-check, tweet with #PolitiFactThis

If you have a claim you think we should check, use the #PolitiFactThis hashtag on Twitter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 2:58 p.m.

Fact-checking the Denver presidential debate

We continue our fact-checking of the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Our reports look at the federal budget, education, Medicare, taxes and the 2010 health care law.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 p.m.

How to get the facts during the presidential debate

Watching debates is now a two-screen affair. Many people have their smartphone, tablet or laptop with them so they can look things up as the candidates trade talking points. Make PolitiFact one of your resources. We’ll be live fact-checking all the presidential debates this month and have some special coverage planned. Here are some tips on how to use PolitiFact as you watch them: * Use our free app, Settle It! PolitiFact's Argument Ender. Available for iPhone and Android, Settle It! has an easy-to-use search feature that allows you to enter names and keywords and find the Truth-O-Meter articles that answer your question. (Although we don't have a separate iPad version, the iPhone app works great on the iPad.) Keep reading...  

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.

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