Articles from September, 2014

Previewing the Texas governor's debate

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis will debate Tuesday night as they seek to be elected the next Texas governor. PolitiFact Texas reviews their records on the Truth-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Rhode Island: Previewing the Providence mayoral debate • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 28 news shows

The debate about the air strikes in Syria continued as pundits compared President Barack Obama to President George W. Bush and wondered why Congress is currently in recess.   • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

Fact-checking 7 claims about Eric Holder

Political opponents attacked Attorney General Eric Holder on a regular basis, earning ratings from True to Pants on Fire. On Thursday, Holder said he is stepping down.   • Fact-checks from the Kentucky U.S. Senate race • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

The Kentucky U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

A look back at the fact-checks in the Kentucky Senate race between Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

10 fact-checks about climate change

We’re looking back at 10 of our recent fact-checks on climate change in light of the United Nations summit in New York this week.   • Browse all of our fact-checks on climate change.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 21 news shows

The pundits had plenty to talk about after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power stopped by three network shows to talk up international support for President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State. 

New York Times calls PolitiFact app 'fun, fascinating and at times depressing'

The New York Times likes our PolitiFact Mobile app. Here's what they had to say.

The Iowa U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is becoming one of the nation's most pivotal races for determining the chamber's balance of power in 2015. Here's a look at some of the claims at issue in the race.   • The Colorado U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far • The Alaska U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far • The Arkansas U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

Is there a corporate tax break that ships jobs overseas?

Democrats love to say that Republicans support tax breaks that promote outsourcing, but that claim is misleading.   • Welcome to a new look for PolitiFact • Our video shows you key elements of PolitiFact's redesign

Welcome to a new look for PolitiFact

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PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as well as the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.

Zombie claims about Medicare just won't die

Political ads citing Medicare have unleashed misleading claims we've seen before. Here's your fact-checking antidote.

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

The Colorado U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

From birth control and personhood to immigration and the Keystone pipeline, we review our fact-checks in the Colorado Senate race so far.

Mailbag: 'What a silly bit of analysis you've offered'

A compendium of recent comments, complaints and compliments from PolitiFact readers.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Top 5 fact-checks and reports for August

Some of our readers' favorite topics in August were presidential vacations, minimum-wage summer jobs, and even President Barack Obama’s summer attire.

The Alaska U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

Today we look at the race for U.S. Senate in Alaska. It's the second installment in a series about our fact-checks in closely contested Senate races.

5 fact-checks about the high cost of college tuition

As college students head back to school, we review some recent fact checks about tuition and student loans.