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Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL."
Says 21 million people "still suffer slavery today."
"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."
Recent stories from Steve ContornoDeep mysteries of the Medicaid expansion
Only health care policy geeks might ask themselves this question: Why are people who should be Medicaid-eligible allowed to shop with subsidies on the exchanges in the states that didn't expand Medicaid?
Yes, we are geeks.PolitiFact’s Top 5 reports for February
Our readers liked reports about the health care law and chain emails last month, including one about whether Obama has signed more executive orders than any other president in history. (Bottom line: He hasn't.)Advocacy group stirs Michigan senate race with ad featuring leukemia patient
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers, is going after the Democratic candidate in Michigan's open U.S. Senate race for voting for the Affordable Care Act.
In a 60-second ad, Julie Boonstra, a Michigan woman with leukemia, explains how she lost her insurance because it did not meet standards for coverage set by Obamacare. She claims by voting for President Barack Obama's health law, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., put her life at risk and stuck her with a policy that was unaffordable.
While a harrowing account, there's a lot more to this story than the ad lets on.Attack ad on Obamacare revives talking points old and new
An ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee attacks Alex Sink, a Democrat running for Congress in Florida, for supporting the health care law. We put its claims to our Truth-O-Meter.Does an Americans for Prosperity ad about a woman with lupus tell the whole story?
We explore the issues raised by a recent political ad that features one person talking to a camera about the health care law.The federal health care law and volunteer firefighters
The U.S. Treasury Department released the final guidelines for businesses to comply with the employer mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act. Included in the regulations was a provision exempting volunteer fire and rescue units, an issue we previously tackled in a fact-check.PolitiFact's Top 5 fact-checks for January
The month brought fact-checks on employment, energy, education -- and beheadings.PunditFact's fact or fiction guide to the Super Bowl
PunditFact decided to check in on the sports pundits ahead of the big game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.Super Bowl facts, falsehoods
We decided to check in on the sports pundits ahead of the big game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.Fact-checking 7 claims about marijuana
Discussions about legalizing marijuana have kept PolitiFact and PunditFact busy. Since the start of 2013, we’ve tackled claims related to pot 15 times, with 10 coming in the past six months. Here are seven claims that capture the ongoing debate.
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