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Articles from April, 2014

New Koch ad uses Louisiana veteran's health care experience against Mary Landrieu

The latest testimonial ad from Americans for Prosperity is airing in Louisiana and features a former Marine Corps Reserve who says his service helped him get a health plan that Obamacare canceled. But is that the whole story?

PunditFact fact-checks the April 27 news shows

Pundits spun a Supreme Court decision about affirmative action and talk about Elizabeth Warren into claims about income inequality. 

What’s Hillary Clinton said lately? Not much that merits a fact-check

Hillary Clinton has given a series of speeches in recent months full of personal reminiscences and warm declarations, but we haven’t found much to put to our Truth-O-Meter.

In air wars with Koch brothers, are Dems fighting Falses with Falses?

Democrats have been critical of the accuracy of Americans for Prosperity ads this election cycle. But do they fare any better?

Rubio calls Snowden scandal 'most damaging' espionage case in U.S. history. Is it?

The Florida senator and potential presidential candidate said it's the worst case of spying ever. Experts we talked to said it's up for debate, but there are others that could be considered as significant.

Did the Koch brothers run an Alaskan oil refinery into the ground?

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, claimed in a TV ad that the billionaire Koch brothers ran a North Pole, Alaska, refinery into the ground. The full story is more complicated.

PunditFact looks at the IRS scandal and Watergate

Fox's George Will says the IRS' practice of scrutinizing tea party groups applying for nonprofit status rises to the level of Watergate. PunditFact reviews the evidence.

Mailbag: 'Everyone fails this fact-check'

It's time again to look at what readers have been saying, good and bad, about our recent fact-checks.

Chat with us about health care, Fla. governor’s race

Thanks for joining us, folks, at our noon Google+ Hangout on Air about health care and the Florida governor’s race. Missed us? Check out the replay.

PunditFact's guide to the RAND health insurance report

A RAND survey on the insurance market found that 9.3 million more Americans obtained health insurance since late last year. But the report hasn't been quoted accurately by pundits who oppose Obamacare.

PunditFact fact-checks the April 13 news shows

Laura Ingraham and James Carville went at it over the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

Are ads from Koch brothers-supported group accurate?

We’ve been fact-checking Americans for Prosperity since 2010 and given the recent publicity thought it was time to review the record.

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: Making sense of the political ads

Attacks lines about Medicare have been dominating the Florida governor's race. To make sense of the attacks and counterattacks, you need to know the key differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Our primer explains it for you, and where recent ads have been inaccurate.

Adding up the numbers on the Affordable Care Act

There's been a lot of debate lately about how many people are covered under the federal health care law, also known as Obamacare. We fact-checked claims recently from President Barack Obama and Florida's U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Fact-checking claims about the Fort Hood shooting, Obamacare on the Sunday news shows

Tim Kaine and Michael McCaul debated gun policies on military bases in the wake of the second Fort Hood shooting, while conservative pundit Liz Cheney wanted to talk Obamacare poll numbers.

Sunday preview: Ft. Hood, CIA interrogation report and campaign money

Once again, Fort Hood was the scene of a deadly rampage. It raises troubling questions for the military and psychological toll of war.

Highlights from the week in fact-checking, PunditFact edition

PunditFact checked out claims about the minimum wage, health care, campaign finance and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Vote now in PunditFact's 'Final 4'

Readers have narrowed their favorite pundit down to four. PunditFact is accepting votes in this round until 10 a.m. Friday.

Watch PolitiFact’s Google+ Hangout On Air

PolitiFact journalists sat down to chat about the week in facts and take your questions.  

PolitiFact's Top 5 fact-checks for March

Our most popular checks were about presidential power, presidential vacations, the health care law and dinosaurs.