Articles from May, 2014

It's EPA vs. U.S. Chamber of Commerce over climate change

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

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By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

Fact-checks for primary day from PolitiFact Texas

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

Mailbag: 'There has to be something worse than Pants on Fire'

We round up the most interesting reactions to our recent fact-checks. This edition of mailbag focuses on comments from Facebook.

By Shannon Beckham :: Published on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

PunditFact fact-checks claims about VA wait lists

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.

By Jon Greenberg, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Get inside PolitiFact’s email in-box in today’s chat

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.

Rounding up our recent fact-checks of Hillary Clinton

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Fact-checking primary contests in Kentucky, Oregon and Idaho

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.

Fact-checking Georgia’s Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate

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.

By Nancy Badertscher, Angie Drobnic Holan, Eric Stirgus :: Published on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 18 news shows

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.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.

Fact-checking Benghazi: The rhetoric hasn't matched up with reality

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.

Has Marco Rubio backtracked on climate change?

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.

By Julie Kliegman :: Published on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 6:17 p.m.

John Oliver uses the Truth-O-Meter to poke fun at Kentucky's Senate race

HBO's John Oliver used PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter during a bit about the Kentucky Senate race.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 11 news shows

PunditFact fact-checks claims about the minimum wage and -- yes -- light bulbs.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

Pelosi looms large in GOP race for House seat in ... Idaho

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 10:40 a.m.

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for April 2014

Readers liked our fact-checks of Common Core and the Koch brothers, as well as our debunking of several viral Internet rumors.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

GOP candidates battle for Senate nod in North Carolina

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 4 news shows, claim about Benghazi

Pundits debated the White House's role in manipulating the story behind the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.

Are 20 percent of women sexually assaulted before they graduate college?

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.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

Chat with PolitiFact about Koch ads, Clippers owner

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

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