Articles from September, 2015

Ben Carson's first 10 fact-checks

With Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson rising in the polls, we wanted to take a look at how he’s performed on the Truth-O-Meter so far.

Fact-checking the Sept. 27 Sunday shows

We look at claims from Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. 

The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

The Truth-O-Meter arrives in Missouri

We've got bad news for Missouri politicians prone to making outrageous or unsubstantiated claims: PolitiFact is now watching.

Fact-checking a viral graphic critical of Bernie Sanders

The graphic includes 12 claims, which range from basically accurate to highly misleading.

The fact-checker's farewell to Scott Walker's presidential campaign

The Wisconsin governor will abandon his presidential campaign, Fox News and others are reporting.   PolitiFact Wisconsin's Top 5 Scott Walker fact-checks

Fact-checking post-debate analysis on the Sept. 20 Sunday shows

Pundits and politicians critique the second GOP debate on CNN, dicussing polls, questioning the questioners and arguing with the fact-checkers.

Fact-checking the second GOP presidential debate

We sort out fact from fiction at the second presidential debate. Look back at our live blog of the debate.

Live fact-checking the second GOP presidential debate

• PolitiFact's live coverage of the GOP debate • The Truth-O-Meter records of the top 14 Republican candidates  

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Scott Walker on the Sept. 13 shows

Donald Trump tries to clarify his comments about Carly Fiorina's face, and Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., says he alone signed legislation requiring external investigations of deaths in police custody.   • PolitiFact Florida: Factchecking Trump vs. Bush

Hillary Clinton's emails: classified or not?

Hillary Clinton has said over and over again that there was no classified material on the private email server she used while secretary of state. Is that true?   • Bush’s boasting about Florida only tells half the story

PolitiFact Sheet: 6 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal

The 159-page Iran nuclear deal may hinge on nuclear physics, but understanding the basics shouldn’t be rocket science. Here's what you need to know.

Jobs fact-checks for Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our recent fact-checks about the labor market and employment statistics.

Fact-checking the Dick Cheney-John Kerry faceoff on 'Morning Joe'

On the same day the Iran nuclear deal received the backing from the make-or-break 34th senator, the former vice president and the current secretary of state discussed the agreement in back-to-back interviews. Here we check a claim by each of them.

Fact-checking claims on climate change

President Barack Obama traveled to Alaska this week to highlight the impact of climate change. We look at a few claims about Obama's hypocrisy on the issue and by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a noted climate skeptic. 

Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter, fact-checking the GOP frontrunner

We've fact-checked Donald Trump 28 times since he entered the presidential race. Nineteen claims have been rated False or Pants on Fire.