Articles from August, 2015

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 30 Sunday shows

Hillary Clinton's decision to skip the Sunday talk show circuit has given Bernie Sanders plenty of chances to sell his message.   • Bernie Sanders: socialist or democratic socialist? • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

10 wrong statements about immigration

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.   • Bernie Sanders: socialist or democratic socialist? • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises • The week in fact-checks (video)

Bernie Sanders — socialist or democratic socialist?

Readers asked if we were accurately describing Bernie Sanders as a socialist, so we dug into the term and its background.   • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises • The week in fact-checks (video)

The week in fact-checks Aug. 27 (video)

PolitiFact Georgia breaks down the week in fact-checks.

Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 8

We've published more than 10,000 fact-checks over the past eight years. We deserve some cake!

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows

Debate about birthright citizenship, which some Republican presidential candidates have pledged to end, occupied a lot of airspace on the Sunday shows.

10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we looked at President Barack Obama's campaign promises centered on the city of New Orleans. This special report is presented in conjunction with The Lens, a New Orleans-based public-interest newsroom.

Mailbag: 'You are better than this, PolitiFact'

We look at reader concerns, comments and compliments from recent weeks.

Fact-checking presidential candidates on the Aug. 16 shows

Donald Trump and Chuck Todd batted around the Iran nuclear deal while Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and GOP candidate Ben Carson discuss health care funding and the electorate.

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and college affordability: a Twitter battle

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- or at least their respective campaign staffs -- took to Twitter to debate a legitimate policy issue: the cost of higher education.   • Jeb Bush selectively recounts details of Iraq and ISIS • Fact-checking pundits on the early race for the White House

20 fact-checks from the Republican debate in Cleveland

In the week since the GOP debate, we’ve compiled 20 fact-checks of things said at the debate. (Plus two bonus fact-checks of post-debate analysis from Donald Trump.)

Fact-checks inspired by Ferguson, one year later

As the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., passes, we look back at our fact-checks about police issues and race.   • PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 9 Sunday shows • 17 candidates, 2 debates, 1 Donald Trump and plenty to fact-check

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 9 Sunday shows

A Democratic pundit says Trump's spree of controversial comments isn't helping the GOP with women, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich tries to cut through the Trump-talk to discusss his own government experience.   • Fact-checking Ferguson, one year later • 17 candidates, 2 debates, 1 Donald Trump and plenty to fact-check

17 candidates, 2 debates, 1 Donald Trump and plenty to fact-check

Seventeen candidates, five moderators, two debates, one Donald Trump. All of it kept the fact-checkers busy Thursday.

PolitiFact: Live fact-checking the Cleveland GOP debate

See the recap of our live blog.

Fact-checking the early Fox News presidential debate

A quick look at some of the talking points of the first seven GOP candidates. The remaining 10 take the stage at 9 p.m.

PolitiFact Sheet: 8 things to know about the Planned Parenthood controversy

Controversial videos released by an anti-abortion group have highlighted the murky guidelines for using fetal tissue for research purposes. Confused about what’s going on? We’re here to help.

Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917

We look into the history and evolution of a talking point -- the claim that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships now than it has at any time since World War I.  

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Rick Perry ahead of the first GOP debate

Donald Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates coming into the Aug. 6 Fox News debate, prompting several of his competitors to fire up their attacks in Sunday show interviews.