Not every email we get has a spirit of generosity. But we're thankful anyway.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Quietly, negotiators from 12 nations, including the United States, have been hammering out a major trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We looked at what it would take to get an agreement through Congress.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 4:12 p.m.
We look at a claim from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., that Republicans have health care solutions to control costs and improve quality. PunditFact looked at CNN commentator Donna Brazile's claim that Republicans don't give people affordable enrollment options.
By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
Obama’s political opponents are hinting at a "wag the dog" scenario, but there’s no evidence to support that and much to contradict it.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 5:49 p.m.
The news of the day was Iran, but that didn't stop the former Alaska governor from talking about the health care law.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.
Senate Democrats went forward with a "nuclear option" to defuse Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominees. We found a lot of switching sides from where the debate was back in 2005, when the shoe was on the other foot.
We fact-check two ads from the 2014 contest between U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.
By Julie Kliegman :: Published on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said the federal deficit could pay "all of the 2013 salaries of every professional baseball player for the next 248 years." Is she right?
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 5:43 p.m.
Walker may not be as attention-grabbing as some other Republicans, but he's widely considered a possible contender for president in 2016. PolitiFact Wisconsin recently fact-checked his new political memoir, Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge.
On Sunday's Meet the Press, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended the health care law and President Barack Obama's promise that people could keep their health insurance.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
On Tuesday's PoliticsNation, host Al Sharpton and guests Rep. Jim McDermott and Goldie Taylor confused their talking points.
Democrats say that President George W. Bush's major health care proposal had problems at rollout, too. We delve into the health care history.
By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
Like the old game of telephone, satire is being transformed into "truth" by social media and the Internet.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 4:36 p.m.
We’ve seen a pattern of the group using Democrats’ favorable positions on President Barack Obama’s health care reform law as a lynchpin for their 2014 midterm election attacks.
By Julie Kliegman :: Published on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
It was all Chris Christie, all the time Sunday. The newly re-elected New Jersey governor wouldn't say whether he plans on running for president in 2016, but that didn't stop everyone else from talking about it.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
Readers on Facebook had lively comments about our recent special report.
By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.
The debate over the health care law has been particularly messy and misleading in the past week, and there is plenty of blame to go around over who created the confusion.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.
If the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) passes, Obama will have kept 4 of 5 promises on LGBT issues.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.
Our new project to fact-check the pundits goes live at www.punditfact.com
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 7:42 a.m.
As we prepare for the launch of PunditFact, our new fact-checking project, we review our guiding principles and practices for bringing you the truth in politics.
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