Friday, September 19th, 2014

Articles from July, 2012

Ad Watch: GOP accuses Obama of breaking vows to improve economy

"Today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office," President Barack Obama said on Feb. 23, 2009.

Ad Watch: A singing Romney is bashed for foreign business dealings

"Looking at all the evidence made public so far, we do not think Romney was actively involved in the day-to-day management of Bain after 1999," PolitiFact National wrote on July 13.

A quick take on the Allen Kaine debate:

George Allen and Tim Kaine made a number of statements in their Senate debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's our review. Look for more on the debate here in the days ahead.

Ad Watch: On ants, offices and the stimulus

The 30-second spot shows Democrat nominee Tim Kaine endorsing President Barack Obama’s $821 billion stimulus package. The moderator says the stimulus "actually wasted money studying ants in Africa," and paying for "office upgrades for politicians."

PolitiFact Virginia responds to the state GOP

PolitiFact is not about mathematical balance between the parties in our ratings. We’re about making calls on the accuracy of political claims.