Articles from February, 2013
Friday is the deadline for Congress and the president to work out a deal to avoid sequestration. In the meantime, claims are flying about what will happen if the bomb drops.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary -- after a contentious fight. We checked the facts.
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We sort out the blame game on the latest budget impasse in a special report.
PolitiFact Virginia plunges into Azeroth and finds the Republican leader's claim is just sorcery.
PolitiFact Texas has checked the controversial senator a dozen times. Lately, he's earned some False and Pants on Fire ratings.
The unsubstantiated claim that Phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world is back -- this time from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.
"Blow not on your broth at the table" and other lessons from the Founding Father, who would have turned 281 years old this week.
We examine a debate between Carly Fiorina and Paul Krugman and explore if an increase in government jobs promotes growth in private-sector employment.
We've fact-checked statements from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as well as from the Republican reaction. We'll be posting more fact-checks as we finish them.
The economy is slowly recovering. Should President Barack Obama get credit for the gains, blame for the shortcomings -- or neither?
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will give the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Here's a look at his PolitiFact record.
In between doughnut jokes, Chris Christie talked about federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. PolitiFact New Jersey checks the facts.
We're meeting in St. Pete to discuss our work. We'll be back with new fact-checks later in the week.
Readers asked us to calculate how much people get back from Medicare and Social Security after they paid their taxes while working. We check it out in a special report.