Articles from May, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report on the economic impact of President Barack Obama's carbon regulations, which will be released in full on Monday. We take a look at the report and some of its questionable predictions.
As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.
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Our partners at PolitiFact Texas have been busy fact-checking primary contests for several races in the Lone Star state. Voters go to the polls today.
We round up the most interesting reactions to our recent fact-checks. This edition of mailbag focuses on comments from Facebook.
Allegations of secret wait lists for veterans seeking care at VA facilities has got the pundits talking. In some cases, their points don't match up with the facts.
PolitiFact gets lots of email. Lots and lots of it. Meet the guy who reads pretty much all of it with a replay of our Google+ Hangout On Air.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releases a new book next month. Here are our recent fact-checks of and about the potential 2016 contender.
Voters go to the polls today to select between candidates who are seeking their party nominations. Our fact-checks looked at gun rights, the Wall Street bailout, unemployment and cockfighting.
Georgia’s Republican voters have a handful of candidates to choose from in a primary contest to replace Sen. Saxby Chambliss. PolitiFact Georgia has fact-checked claims about immigration, health care, Common Core and the growth of Dollar General, a company once headed by one of the candidates.
A Fox political analyst took on the media over its coverage of Karl Rove's comments about Hillary Clinton, while California's governor went after the GOP on climate change.
We've fact-checked recent claims about whether congressional budget cuts are to blame for a lack of security in Benghazi (not really) and whether the United States was "the last flag flying" in Benghazi (wrong). Previous fact-checks looked at whether the White House could have acted and didn't,whether Susan Rice suggested terrorism on the Sunday shows, if the media ignored Benghazi, and more.
Even as he prepares for a potential run at the presidency, Rubio remains steadfast in his opposition to the scientifically proven link between human activity and the planet's changing climate. We reviewed a record of his comments on the issue.
HBO's John Oliver used PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter during a bit about the Kentucky Senate race.
PunditFact fact-checks claims about the minimum wage and -- yes -- light bulbs.
Two Republicans battling for a House seat are being tied in campaign ads to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Neither ad is especially accurate.
Readers liked our fact-checks of Common Core and the Koch brothers, as well as our debunking of several viral Internet rumors.
The Republican primary to take on Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is taking place Tuesday. Here's a rundown of our fact-checking of the high-profile, high-dollar race.
Pundits debated the White House's role in manipulating the story behind the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Vice President Joe Biden said one in five women "dropped off for that first day of school, before they finish school, will be assaulted in her college years." The alarming statistic, while commonly cited, should be looked at cautiously and in context.
We’ve been busy fact-checking anti-Obamacare ads from a group connected with the Koch brothers and pundit claims inspired by now-banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. If you missed our noon chat, see our replay.