Articles from November, 2014

Mailbag: 'I rate your piece False'

As we all bask in the warm glow of Thanksgiving, PolitiFact presents another opportunity for readers to register complaints and concerns about our recent fact-checks.

PolitiFact's Thanksgiving dinner guide to harmony and accuracy

Thanksgiving is a time for good food, good football ... and cranky relatives who spend too much time reading political conspiracies on the Internet. Here's PolitiFact's guide to spotting inaccurate political statements at the dinner table -- and how to rebut them.

PunditFact's top fact-checks about Ferguson

Well before Monday's grand jury decision, TV pundits made inaccurate or misleading claims about race after the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 23 shows

President Barack Obama appeared on ABC "This Week" in an interview with host George Stephanopoulos to address and defend his recent executive actions on immigration. Elsewhere, GOP pundits offered criticisms of the move.

12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

Fact-checkers worldwide check the G20 summit for a #G20factcheckathon

PolitiFact and other fact-checking organizations around the world joined forces to fact-check statements from leaders at the G20 summit. We found claims that weren’t entirely false, but did use a good bit of spin.

Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.   • Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79 • Fact-checking the Keystone pipeline

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 Sunday shows

Talk centered around the Keystone XL pipeline. PunditFact fact-checked two claims.

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is back in the news -- following President Barack Obama’s Nov. 10 proposal for "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality."

PunditFact: Fact-checking claims about the GOP agenda

With the 2014 midterms in the rearview mirror, pundits are looking ahead to what a GOP-controlled Congress might do. PunditFact fact-checked two recent claims.   • McConnell and Boehner's goals for the 114th Congress

McConnell and Boehner's goals for the 114th Congress

We take note of Republican leaders' goals so we can revisit them in 2016 and see what is accomplished, what falls apart, and where Republicans compromise.

Fact-checking Barack Obama's latest jobs claim

Obama claimed that the United States has created more jobs "than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."

Mailbag: 'You are not very good at fact checking'

Election Day is past; now it's time to dig through some of the comments and complaints we received from readers in recent months.

Our top 5 fact-checks and reports for October 2014

We look back at last month’s most popular fact-checks and reports. Topics include Ebola, the Republican platform and Elizabeth Warren.

9 fact-checks about voting and elections

With Election Day finally here, we look at fact-checks about voter fraud, voter ID laws, restoring the right to vote for felons, purging noncitizens from the voter rolls and more.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 2 Sunday shows

Pundits offered their final analysis ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections.   • 10 scary fact-checks for Halloween • In context: Hillary Clinton and corporations creating jobs • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign