Articles from November, 2013
Not every email we get has a spirit of generosity. But we're thankful anyway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The news of the day was Iran, but that didn't stop the former Alaska governor from talking about the health care law.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Like the old game of telephone, satire is being transformed into "truth" by social media and the Internet.
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.
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.
Readers on Facebook had lively comments about our recent special report.
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.
If the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) passes, Obama will have kept 4 of 5 promises on LGBT issues.
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
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.