Articles from July, 2014

PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration

Politicians and talking heads have been scrambling to provide context for the surge of children from Central America -- and to assign blame.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Facebook Mailbag: 'PolitiFact is no longer a reliable source'

PolitiFact readers weigh in on Hillary Clinton, immigration, poverty -- and pizza. 

Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care

Democratic National Committe Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a stop at a Las Vegas news station to discuss two new rulings on the Affordable Care Act. We took a look at some of her statements.

Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17

We've fact-checked three recent statements about Ukraine, Russia and the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary

It's been a bruising battle between veteran Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston and millionaire businessman David Perdue. PolitiFact Georgia has been fact-checking the contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. 

PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.  

Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?

In audio recordings from the 1980s, Hillary Clinton said she took on a 1975 rape case as a "favor." Does that contradict her latest comments on the case that she "asked to be relieved of that responsibility"? We reviewed the history in search of an answer.

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

Fact-checking claims on immigration

The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has the politicians and pundits talking. We're checking the facts.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 13 news shows

Politicians and pundits discussed the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border, what the government needs to do and who is to blame.

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for June 2014

Our most popular fact-checks of June 2014 include statements about the Sgt. Bowe Berghdal swap, the number of school shootings and even a fact-check we published back in 2009.

Find out how PunditFact tracks the networks

Our Google+ Hangout On Air featured PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman and PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan.

Tracking a 'zombie' stat: PunditFact dissects an inaccurate statistic on women and poverty

Seventy percent of people in poverty around the world are women? It's often repeated, but it's not accurate. Our partners at PunditFact looked into the story of a statistic.

Mailbag: 'PolitiFact is a hack for the fantasy of centrism'

PolitiFact readers weigh in on the Clintons' finances, school shootings and even who invented the airplane.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Could Supreme Court contraceptive ruling affect coverage of vaccines and blood transfusions?

In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court said closely held corporations did not have to provide four types of contraceptives to employees. Could blood transfusions and immunizations see a similar fate? We review the evidence.

Fact-checking claims from the Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court's close ruling about Hobby Lobby and contraception has generated debate, so we're looking at a few factual claims surrounding the case.