Articles from May, 2013
A couple of times a year, we publish this overview of our procedures and the principles for Truth-O-Meter rulings.
The Minnesota Republican kept the Truth-O-Meter busy. Accuracy was an issue, but her statements were always interesting!
Our fact-checking partner in Australia teams up with the network Channel 7 to bring fact-checking reports to TV.
Claims about the IRS and the controversy over Benghazi have kept the Truth-O-Meter busy.
We looked at two claims -- one by a Republican lawmaker, one by a Democratic lawmaker -- that go to the heart of whether the IRS is too fearsome, or not doing enough.
Bachmann's statements get a Mostly False, a False and a Pants on Fire!
Readers sound off on our latest checks about discrimination protection for gay people, the attacks in Benghazi, court-martialing Christian soldiers, and categorizing injury by turkey.
Marco Rubio's political action committee launches a TV ad defending Kelly Ayotte's votes on gun background checks. We check the accuracy.
The deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Libya have fueled a war of words between Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. We compare the rhetoric with the facts.
Broad-based cuts to the federal budget are starting to have an impact on states and cities. We look at our latest round of fact-checks on the cuts known as sequestration.
The Truth-O-Meter is now down under. The launch of PolitiFact Australia marks our first international venture and a big step for the global fact-checking movement.
With some information still classified, we look at some basic facts of Sept. 11, 2012, and this week’s congressional testimony.
We debunk the claim that rapes, murders, robberies and assaults dropped 85 percent after guns were allowed in the national parks.
Senators begin marking up proposed immigration legislation. We cut through what's true and what's not in the debate.
With the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in the news, we take an In Context look at what Hillary Clinton said about the attack back in January. Benghazi is the subject of another congressional hearing today.
Some blogs are pushing a story that the military will court-martial soldiers who hold the Christian faith. We sort out the facts.
A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.
President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts.