Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Janet Zink

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Janet Zink

Half-True

Some payments went down, but a lot more were added

Mostly True

It's a guestimate, but they all are

Mostly False

A falling economy forced his hand

False

eBay's big, but not that big

Mostly True

That money could insure twice as many kids

Mostly True

Romney never said those words, but came close

Mostly True

McCain wants to keep it on life support

Recent stories from Janet Zink

Ron Paul’s PolitiFact report card

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has launched a presidential exploratory committee. We’ve previously explored several statements by the outspoken Republican.

Candidates get back to health

Sen. John McCain's new health care plan brings the issue back in focus for the presidential candidates. We check three new claims.

Romney misses easy grounder

At the CNN/YouTube debate, the candidates argued about immigration, crime and Iraq. We found they generally got their facts right, although Huckabee distorted the facts on an education program for immigrants and Romney missed an easy one about the Red Sox.

Obama zapped by lightning claim

The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.