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.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Bill Adair
Says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told insurance companies "they couldn't inform their policyholders of what they thought the impact of Obamacare would be on them."
A law that mandates fingerprinting for gun purchasers is "a requirement that's reduced gun crimes in the five states where it's the law."
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With the recent revelations about National Security Agency surveillance of phone and Internet traffic, some are wondering how much President Barack Obama has reversed course since he was a presidential candidate. So we took a look back.In Context: the Wyden-Udall letters on government secrecy
Long before this week's revelations about the Obama administration's efforts to seek phone records, the two Democratic senators warned that the administration was going too far.Digging deeper on gun background check legislation
Votes on gun background checks are being turned into TV ads around the country. We look more closely at the details behind the amendments fueling the debate.Principles of PolitiFact
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A couple of times a year, we publish this overview of our procedures and the principles for Truth-O-Meter rulings.Michele Bachmann and the Truth-O-Meter
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Our fact-checking partner in Australia teams up with the network Channel 7 to bring fact-checking reports to TV.Scandal-o-rama!
Claims about the IRS and the controversy over Benghazi have kept the Truth-O-Meter busy.As the IRS sits in the hot seat, we check tax facts
We looked at two claims -- one by a Republican lawmaker, one by a Democratic lawmaker -- that go to the heart of whether the IRS is too fearsome, or not doing enoughFact-checking claims about the attacks in Benghazi
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.
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