Articles from March, 2014

PunditFact fact-checks the March 30 news shows

PunditFact checked claims about the U.S. manufacturing industry and a report about the New Jersey bridge scandal.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

Highlights from the week in fact-checking, March 28

We fact-checked claims on education and health care this week.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

Mobile Truth-O-Meter, 99 cents till Tuesday

When March ends, so does your chance to save a buck on our app for your tablet or phone. It’s now just 99 cents on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.

Facebook meme wrongly accuses GOP 2016 hopefuls on dinosaurs

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.

By Tim Ryan :: Published on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

PunditFact's March Madness

Our fellow fact-checkers at PunditFact invite you to vote for your favorite talking heads in their wonky bracket.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the March 23 news shows

Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday stage to talk about the United States' relationship with Russia.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

Facebook Mailbag: Complaints, compliments from all over

Here's another in our occasional looks at what readers are writing at the PolitiFact Facebook page.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.

A guide to the developments in Ukraine

Want to learn more about what's happening in Ukraine? Read up on our recent fact-checks.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Fact-checking claims about the millennial generation

Millenials are now aged 18 to 33, and they can vote. Recent fact-checks show not every claim about them is accurate, though.

By Jon Greenberg, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.

Fact-checking the Sunday March 16 shows

Guests on the Sunday shows used polling information to back up their points. We decided to dive into the crosstabs.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

Is healthcare.gov working 'great' now?

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

Fact-checking Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on climate change

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.

By Tim Murphy :: Published on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

James Clapper's testimony one year later

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

Fact-checking Florida's special election for the U.S. House

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.

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.

Fact-checking the March 9 news shows

Discussions covered a missing Malaysian airliner, the Conservative Political Action Conference and continuing turmoil in Ukraine.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

Deep mysteries of the Medicaid expansion

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.

By Steve Contorno, Joshua Gillin :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.

A fact-checker’s guide to the events in Ukraine

The events happening in Ukraine are unfolding quickly and so is the political rhetoric. We summarize six recent fact-checks from PolitiFact and PunditFact.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

PolitiFact’s Top 5 reports for February

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.)

By Steve Contorno, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas fact-checks the Texas primary contests

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Ukraine the talk of the Sunday news shows

Russia's intervention led to a debate over America's next move.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

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