Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Greg Joyce

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Joyce

Full Flop

During campaign, Obama was no fan of 50-plus-one

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

On reconciliation

Mostly True

Some tax cuts were for everyone

Recent stories from Greg Joyce

Obama on health care reform: 50 plus one? Git 'er done!

We put Obama on the Flip-O-Meter and find that he rejects broad consensus in favor of passing his proposal.

Fact-checker's delight: Bachmann vs. Grayson

Could we resist fact-checking the most quotable firebrands of the right and the left when they appeared together on CNN? No, we could not.

No need to pay down the debt? Not what he said.

Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.

Health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

We summarize the latest versions of the Democratic and Republican health care reform plans.

GOP health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

We revisit our analysis of the Republican health care plan to cover the latest updates.

The stimulus is funding what?

Republican leaders in Congress have put out lists of stimulus projects that they say are wasteful or unrelated to creating jobs. We took a look to see if the projects were as billed.

The Sunday Veepstakes

Current and former vice presidents faced off on the Sunday news shows, and we check the facts.

Palin says transparency meeting was behind closed doors

We examine Sarah Palin's claim that Vice President Biden met with the transparency board behind closed doors.

Having their cake ... 'and voting against it, too'

We check Obama's claim that Republicans voted against the economic stimulus and then boasted about the programs it provided.

Checking the GOP response to the State of the Union

Republicans offered some rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union address. We check their facts.