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"This president has offered fewer executive actions than almost any other president preceding his presidency in recent history."

Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

"In the last three years alone, 13 times, the Supreme Court, unanimously, 9-0, including all of the president's liberal picks, have struck down the president's executive orders."

"Justin Amash is rated Michigan’s No. 1 conservative" by National Right to Life.

The "9-0 decision last week was the 13th time the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the president had exceeded his constitutional authority."

"The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is costing Americans more than 100,000 jobs."

"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave."

The IRS "also investigated liberal groups, groups that had progressive in their name. ... The IRS was basically looking at everybody."

Says 11 soccer players on the U.S. Men’s National Team are immigrants.

Recent stories from Steve Contorno
Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?

In audio recordings from the 1980s, Hillary Clinton said she took on a 1975 rape case as a "favor." Does that contradict her latest comments on the case that she "asked to be relieved of that responsibility"? We reviewed the history in search of an answer.

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for June 2014

Our most popular fact-checks of June 2014 include statements about the Sgt. Bowe Berghdal swap, the number of school shootings and even a fact-check we published back in 2009.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Could Supreme Court contraceptive ruling affect coverage of vaccines and blood transfusions?

In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court said closely held corporations did not have to provide four types of contraceptives to employees. Could blood transfusions and immunizations see a similar fate? We review the evidence.

Fact-checking claims from the Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court's close ruling about Hobby Lobby and contraception has generated debate, so we're looking at a few factual claims surrounding the case. 

PunditFact fact-checks the June 29 news shows

Bill Clinton still wanted to talk about his family's wealth, while Republicans accused President Barack Obama of executive branch overreach.

Fact-checking the June 29 news shows

Bill Clinton still wanted to talk about his family's wealth, while Republicans accused President Barack Obama of executive branch overreach.

Back to the future: Fact-checking claims about Iraq

It feels a little like 2003 lately, with Iraq in crisis and former Vice President Dick Cheney arguing for a muscular intervention to thwart the rise of violent anti-American extremists.

What's old is new again: Fact-checking claims about Iraq

It feels a little like 2003 lately, with Iraq in crisis and former Vice President Dick Cheney arguing for a muscular intervention to thwart the rise of violent anti-American extremists.

Fact-checking the June 22 news shows

The Sunday shows discussed the situation in Iraq and the most recent developments in controversy at the IRS.

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