Readers asked us to calculate how much people get back from Medicare and Social Security after they paid their taxes while working. We check it out in a special report.
Recent stories from Jim Verhulst
In his inaugural address, President Obama said we should not have to choose "between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future." We look at current numbers on federal spending.
Neil Brown, editor of the Tampa Bay Times, says the recent controversy over fact-checking is all about power.
We assess President Obama's ongoing record in Iraq and Afghanistan
We talk with social psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt about politics and fact-checking.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the health care law, we recall the flip-flops behind the debate. Some Republicans used to love it; Barack Obama was against it.
We look at a range of ideas for reducing future deficits and getting the federal debt under control.
In an essay, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair explains why facts are important — and why we nitpick.