Articles from December, 2013
Now that the year is over, it's time to look at our top 10 most viewed fact-checks. Topics ranged from government surveillance to health care to "dhimmitude."
In 2013, the aftermath of events like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida put a national spotlight on the guns debate.
Many claims went viral this year. Only a few of them were entirely accurate.
In this festive season, reader commentary on recent PolitiFact stories is a mixed bag.
Renewed talk about the NSA’s spying programs gave pundits and politicians the opportunity to revisit history on the Sunday talk shows.
But he pretty much sidestepped the question during his final press conference of the year.
Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.
From Twitter to The Late Show with David Letterman, we got plenty of interesting comments about our naming "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" the 2013 Lie of the Year.
Readers sent us this pithy saying via Twitter. We couldn't resist looking it up.
Readers who took our recent readers' poll commented on everything from health care to genocide to how we do our jobs here at PolitiFact.
On This Week, Newt Gingrich claimed that 'every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats.' PunditFact checked his numbers.
PolitiFact has chosen the most significant falsehood of the year: President Barack Obama's repeated statement, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."
We summarize the results of our 2013 Lie of the Year Readers Poll.
We present a selection of reader comments on the 2013 Lie of the Year.
On The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly said that Nelson Mandela "was a great man. But he was a communist." Was O'Reilly right?
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Amending the Constitution is usually toughter than passing laws. But when it comes to Obamacare, things get a bit more complicated.
Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.
A reader sent us a Facebook meme breaking down the Iran nuclear deal reached last month and asked us to take a look at it. We reviewed the complicated agreement and several of its implications for the United States and Iran.
With a presidential speech on income inequality and strikes by fast-food workers in the news, we fact-check two recent claims about the plight of low-income workers.
We announce the 10 finalists for PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and invite you to cast your ballot in our Readers' Poll.
Much of our recent correspondence from readers has been about President Barack Obama's health care law. But not all of it. Here's a rundown of some of the comments from readers about our work on other subjects.