Bill Adair is the creator and editor of PolitiFact. He also serves as the Washington Bureau Chief for the Tampa Bay Times and as an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute. He has worked in Washington since 1997 and has covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. Adair is the author of "The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation," a behind-the-scenes account of how the National Transportation Safety Board solved one of the biggest mysteries in aviation. He is the winner of the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award and the Manship Prize for New Media in Democratic Discourse. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children.
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The deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Libya have fueled a war of words between Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. We compare the rhetoric with the facts.The article: PolitiFact expands to Australia
The Truth-O-Meter is now down under. The launch of PolitiFact Australia marks our first international venture and a big step for the global fact-checking movement.PolitiFact expands to Australia
The Truth-O-Meter is now down under. The launch of PolitiFact Australia marks our first international venture and a big step for the global fact-checking movement.Fact-checking President Obama's press conference
President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts.Special report: Examining the state of gun research
Firearms research has been a battleground for advocacy groups for nearly 20 years, complicating fact-checking and making basic data on guns and gun violence hard to come by. The scarcity of gun research, though, may be coming to an end.Is the U.S. letting terrorists slip through its fingers?
Is there a pattern of the U.S government looking into potential terrorists, finding nothing incriminating, and then discovering -- too late -- that they were terrorists after all?Ruh-roh! PolitiFact New Jersey on the Colbert Report!
Colbert says Chris Christie's falsehood about Scooby Doo could cripple his chances to become president.Get the Truth-O-Meter in your inbox every week
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As the U.S. Senate moves to take up gun legislation, we fact-check the most interesting and oft-repeated claims from both sides of the debate.Claims about guns often miss the target
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