Articles from December, 2015

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2015

As 2016 approaches, we count down to our most popular fact-check of the past year.   • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage • What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States? • Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's  

What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States?

During a GOP debate, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul raised the topic of the immigration status of those who committed terrorist attacks in the United States. Evidence shows that many attackers were American-born or came here legally.   •  Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage

PolitiFact’s 2015 Lie of the Year coverage

We summarize several stories about Lie of the Year. 

Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's

The Republican candidates have criticized President Barack Obama's plans to fight ISIS. How do their proposals differ?    • The 2015 Lie of the Year • Readers' Poll results • A look back at previous years winners

Mailbag: Donald Trump Lie of the Year edition

Readers weigh in on our selection of the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year.   • The 2015 Lie of the Year • Readers' Poll results • A look back at previous years winners • Trump reacts to Lie of the Year 

2015 Lie of the Year: the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump

A presidential candidate with an unprecedented record on the Truth-O-Meter earns our annual award.   • 2015 Readers' Poll results • A look back at previous years winners • NEW! Trump reacts to Lie of the Year   

2015 Readers’ Poll results

We reveal the winners of our 2015 Readers’ Poll.

A look back at Lie of the Year

We’ve been naming the most significant falsehood of the year since 2009.

Fact-checking the Dec. 20 Sunday shows

Donald Trump dissects the Democratic debate, and Speaker Paul Ryan sits down for an end-of-the-year interview on Meet the Press.   FACT-CHECKING THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley debated at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. We checked a few of their facts. 

PolitiFact, Knight team up to fact-check the 2016 candidates on Medium

A grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced today, will enable PolitiFact to fact-check the 2016 presidential candidates posting on Medium.

Fact-checking the Las Vegas GOP debate

The Republican candidates for president squared off for the final time in 2015. We fact-checked them on ISIS, Syrian refugees, the military and immigration.   • Vote now for the 'Lie of the Year' Readers' Choice award

PolitiFact Sheet: Military spending under Obama and Congress

Our PolitiFact Sheet answers five questions about military spending and cuts over the last seven years.    • Vote now for the 'Lie of the Year' Readers' Choice award

Fact-checking the Dec. 13 Sunday shows

NBC's Chuck Todd grills Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., about his plan to defeat ISIS and if he would fight same-sex marriage as president.   • Vote now for the 'Lie of the Year' Readers' Choice award

PolitiFact partnering with NBC News for 2016 election

PolitiFact will fact-check statements made on "Meet the Press" following each Sunday’s show, beginning today, and will contribute insight and analysis across all NBC News platforms and MSNBC.

War of words: The fight over 'radical Islamic terrorism'

Republicans press President Barack Obama and Democrats to use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism." Obama won't. We look at why, and how a few words have come to have so much meaning.   Vote now for the 'Lie of the Year' Readers' Choice award How Donald Trump's idea to ban Muslims from coming to the U.S. is different from what Jimmy Carter did

Lie of the Year 2015: Readers' Choice

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of 2015, as chosen by our editors and reporters. We're also inviting readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award.

Checking in on Bernie Sanders’ Truth-O-Meter record

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make his Tonight Show debut this evening. How has he fared on the Truth-O-Meter so far? 

Fact-checking the Dec. 6 Sunday shows

Several presidential candidates made their case for how they would try to take down ISIS and reduce mass killings before President Barack Obama's nationwide address about terrorism.

New information doesn't fix Donald Trump's 9/11 claim

Donald Trump isn't backing down on his wrong claim that he "watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center collapsed. Here, we address some new information that's come to light.