Articles from April, 2015

PolitiFact’s Top 5 for April 2015

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul made it onto our most-read list for April.   • Why bloggers, Rush Limbaugh ran with the phony story about Harry Reid • Bernie Sanders and the Truth-O-Meter • In Context: What Baltimore's mayor said about space for rioters

Bernie Sanders and the Truth-O-Meter

With Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to announce soon that he’s running for president in 2016, we thought we’d take a look back at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.   • In Context: What Baltimore's mayor said about space for rioters • Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power • Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

In Context: What Baltimore's mayor said about space for rioters

In the wake of the Baltimore riots, some accused Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of adopting a hands-off policy on the looting and arson. We give you the full text of her statements on the matter.   • Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power • Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage • Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. power

• Speaking in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush took a shot at Barack Obama's beliefs in the importance of American leadership. But past speeches undermine Bush's claim.   • Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage • Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

PunditFact fact-checks the April 26 news shows

A new book examining donations to the Clinton Foundation had the Sunday shows talking.

Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?

Marco Rubio recently said, "Iran is developing long-range rockets that will at some point in less than a decade be capable of reaching the east coast of the United States." We asked experts what they thought.   • New research on politics fact-checking shows growth and influence • A presidential shout-out for the Obameter

New research on politics fact-checking shows growth and influence

The American Press Institute releases three new reports on the politics fact-checking and its effects.

A presidential shout-out for the Obameter

President Barack Obama welcomes the Ohio State Buckeyes to the White House to celebrate their national football championship -- and mentions our political promise tracker, the Obameter.

PunditFact fact-checks the April 19 news shows

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is thinking of challenging 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Marco Rubio's views on gay marriage and the Constitution

A Christian Coalition survey suggested Rubio supported an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies. We review Rubio's comments over the years.   • PunditFact previews the Sunday shows • ​PolitiFact wants your feedback • ​More stories

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Rubio's bad analogy: Borrowing 'like it's 1999'

"So our leaders put us at a disadvantage by taxing and borrowing and regulating like it’s 1999," said Sen. Marco Rubio as he announced his candidacy for president. Actually, 1999 was not a bad year for balancing the budget. 

Marco Rubio on the Truth-O-Meter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., intends to run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.   • PunditFact fact-checks the April 12 Sunday shows • Hillary Clinton's record on the Truth-O-Meter

PunditFact fact-checks the April 12 Sunday shows

Hillary Clinton's announcement that she's running for president dominated discussion on the Sunday news shows.   • Hillary Clinton's record on the Truth-O-Meter • Marco Rubio's record on the Truth-O-Meter

Hillary Clinton and the Truth-O-Meter

After long anticipation, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her 2016 presidential campaign on April 12. We've been fact-checking her since 2007.  

Fact-checking statements about guns and the NRA

Republican presidential contenders will speak to a welcoming crowd at the National Rifle Association’s annual leadership forum on Friday.

Mailbag: 'I rate your "fact-check" to be Mostly Useless'

Here's our periodic look at comments, complaints and the occasional compliments we get from readers.   • Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

On Tuesday, Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president in 2016.  We looked back at some our more notable fact-checks of his statements.    • The Ted Cruz scorecard • The Jeb Bush scorecard • The Hillary Clinton scorecard • All the scorecards  

Mailbag: Presidential campaign edition

It's still early in the 2016 presidential race, but the early complaints from readers about our coverage are already piling up.

PolitiFact’s top 5 reports for March

Readers liked fact-checks on religious freedom laws, sports stadiums, Scott Walker and Ted Cruz.   • PunditFact: Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, annotated • Scott Walker's immigration stance after New Hampshire appearance: Decoder ring needed • Fact-checking a deal with Iran