Articles from May, 2015

Martin O'Malley on the Truth-O-Meter

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is joining the field of 2016 Democratic presidential contenders. Here's a look back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far.

'Teabagger' group makes splash with fake-quote memes

A Facebook group called "Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off" is getting lots of attention on social media for its memes, which typically feature conservative politicians making outrageous statements. There's one problem: Social-media users don't always realize the quotes aren't real.

Rick Santorum on the Truth-O-Meter

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., is joining the ever-growing field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders. So we’re looking back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far.   Also: The facts about FIFA

Mailbag: 'This seems like an "Onion" spoof'

Reader comments flow into our inbox all the time. Here's a selection of recent concerns, complaints and compliments.

Mailbag: 'Jebio' edition

We take a look at recent reader comments and complaints about our coverage of the two leading presidential candidates from Florida, Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

Mailbag: Hillary Clinton edition

Hillary Clinton is in the media spotlight -- and our coverage of her presidential campaign is taking flak from readers.

Fact-checking claims about Amtrak

There's a lot of blame going around about why Amtrak isn't up-to-date on the latest safety features. We found a complicated situation that turns on several important factors.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 17 news shows

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates discussed the state of the American economy Sunday, arguing that business leaders don’t need lower tax rates in the way Republicans have claimed.  

PunditFact looks at Fox News, Barack Obama and their ‘lazy’ back-and-forth

Fox Business News Stuart Varney challenged President Barack Obama's claim that Fox has depicted people on food stamps as lazy.

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and authorizing the war in Iraq

We take a look at what Bush told Fox’s Megyn Kelly about what he and his potential Democratic rival would have done about Iraq.

Rouhani Meter tracks Iran president's campaign promises

An innovative project based in Toronto is monitoring the promises of Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran.  

PunditFact fact-checks the May 10 news shows

Carly Fiorina defended her record at Hewlett-Packard in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.

Did the Clinton Foundation keep its promises? A PolitiFact scorecard

The Clinton Foundation signed an agreement in 2008 to avoid conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Our scorecard tracks whether the foundation lived up to its end of the deal.

Joe Scarborough apologizes to PolitiFact, sort of

Joe Scarborough corrected the record for wrongly claiming that Algeria was on the U.S. terror list. 

Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on the Truth-O-Meter

We review our fact-checks of three new GOP candidates for president: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former computer executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.   • PolitiFact’s Top 5 for April 2015 Bernie Sanders and the Truth-O-Meter

John Boehner says Americans spend more on antacids than politics

A fact-check that might upset your stomach.