Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Julie Kliegman

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Julie Kliegman

False

Social science without the science

Half-True

Not all from Big Oil

Jeanne Shaheen
Jeanne Shaheen

"Big Oil gave Scott Brown $454,260."

— PolitiFact New Hampshire

Mostly True

Claim has support, but glosses over nuances

Mostly False

Begich got just $5,000 four years ago, none since

Mostly True

Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress

False

97 percent of findings that took a position disagree

Recent stories from Julie Kliegman

Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.   • Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter • ‚ÄčImmigration fact-checking in 2014

Some politicians spoke the truth in 2014

We published lots of Falses and Pants on Fires this year, but here's a hat-tip to a sampling of claims that earned a full True rating.

The Alaska U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

Today we look at the race for U.S. Senate in Alaska. It's the second installment in a series about our fact-checks in closely contested Senate races.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

PunditFact fact-checks the May 18 news shows

A Fox political analyst took on the media over its coverage of Karl Rove's comments about Hillary Clinton, while California's governor went after the GOP on climate change.

Fact-checking the May 18 news shows

Fox panelists wanted to talk about Hillary Clinton's brain, while California Gov. Jerry Brown took on climate change on ABC.

Fact-checking Benghazi: The rhetoric hasn't matched up with reality

We've fact-checked recent claims about whether congressional budget cuts are to blame for a lack of security in Benghazi (not really) and whether the United States was "the last flag flying" in Benghazi (wrong). Previous fact-checks looked at whether the White House could have acted and didn't,whether Susan Rice suggested terrorism on the Sunday shows, if the media ignored Benghazi, and more.

Has Marco Rubio backtracked on climate change?

Even as he prepares for a potential run at the presidency, Rubio remains steadfast in his opposition to the scientifically proven link between human activity and the planet's changing climate. We reviewed a record of his comments on the issue.