Articles from March, 2014
PunditFact checked claims about the U.S. manufacturing industry and a report about the New Jersey bridge scandal.
We fact-checked claims on education and health care this week.
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A Facebook meme claims that Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have wacky views on the extinction of the dinosaurs and the age of the earth. Its charges seem to be entirely fabricated, though.
Our fellow fact-checkers at PunditFact invite you to vote for your favorite talking heads in their wonky bracket.
Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday stage to talk about the United States' relationship with Russia.
Here's another in our occasional looks at what readers are writing at the PolitiFact Facebook page.
Want to learn more about what's happening in Ukraine? Read up on our recent fact-checks.
Millenials are now aged 18 to 33, and they can vote. Recent fact-checks show not every claim about them is accurate, though.
Guests on the Sunday shows used polling information to back up their points. We decided to dive into the crosstabs.
President Barack Obama has said it is, but we decided to dig deeper to see how the website performs for consumers, health insurance companies and state officials.
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., joined other Democrats on the Senate floor this week to stay up all nigh tand talk about climate change. Whitehouse actually gives weekly speeches about climate change, and PolitiFact Rhode Island has been fact-checking him.
On March 12, 2013, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress that the federal government didn't collect large amounts of data on millions of Americans: "No, sir," and, "Not wittingly." We now know that's not the case. A year later, we're reviewing the testimony with the hindsight history has provided.
The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat in Florida has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.
Discussions covered a missing Malaysian airliner, the Conservative Political Action Conference and continuing turmoil in Ukraine.
Only health care policy geeks might ask themselves this question: Why are people who should be Medicaid-eligible allowed to shop with subsidies on the exchanges in the states that didn't expand Medicaid? Yes, we are geeks.
The events happening in Ukraine are unfolding quickly and so is the political rhetoric. We summarize six recent fact-checks from PolitiFact and PunditFact.
Our readers liked reports about the health care law and chain emails last month, including one about whether Obama has signed more executive orders than any other president in history. (Bottom line: He hasn't.)
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has a primary challenge on Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, while other down-ballot ballot races are closely contested.
Russia's intervention led to a debate over America's next move.