Articles from August, 2013
The president's authority to use military force against Syria is front and center. It's not the first time the question has come up. We review what we've learned about the law, and how it has played out depending on the circumstances.
Fact-checks about the Obama family's vacation, the federal budget and the United Nations confiscating guns captured readers' attention this month.
Mike Huckabee said America's gun-related homicide rate would be the same as Belgium if you left out just a few states. We found this talking point doesn't work, even on its own terms.
We analyze an ad from a gun control group that has been widely shared on social media.
We fact-checked several claims this year about Head Start and the sequester. New evidence is now available on how the program for preschoolers is handling budget cuts.
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared at a "Defund Obamacare" town hall event in Tampa on Wednesday night. We've heard claims we've debunked before.
We celebrate our birthday by looking at the most popular fact-checks, people and issues of the past year.
We've looked at the Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural born" citizen several times. With Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the news about his birth in Canada, we look again.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been saying that Obamacare will reduce benefits and drive up costs for the Medicare Advantage program. Experts said his warnings don't tell the full story.
Sen. Rand Paul went on The Daily Show and talked about health care for young people. Some of his comments, though, didn't paint an accurate picture of the federal health law and its costs.
Next year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a challenger in the Republican primary. The political ads have already started.
We’re used to seeing political ads warning Americans that someone wants to make our health system like Canada or the U.K. The shoe’s on the other foot now: In Australia, our health care system is the one scaring people. PolitiFact Australia checks the facts.
Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.
A realistic-looking United Nations document says the confiscation of civilian firearms is on its way. But we checked with the U.N. and discovered that the document is just a clever fake.
Fact-checkers are now holding public officials accountable in Africa, South America, Australia and Europe.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been making claims that Obamacare is a law that hurts the economy. But much of the evidence suggests another law deserves blame.
A Republican said the economy is mostly producing part-time jobs. A Democrat said it's mostly been producing full-time jobs. Could both of them be right?
Two recent fact-checks on the deficit reveal a mixed fiscal future, and how nuanced claims about the federal budget can be.
Facebook readers told us our work was "weird," inconsistent and defied logic — and offered thanks for "telling us the truth and naming the lies."
We check in on President Obama’s campaign promises about Guantanamo Bay, same-sex marriage, education and clean energy.
Readers checked out our fact-checks on the economy, the George Zimmerman trial, health care and a chain email about ‘dhimmitude.’