Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he never wanted to shut down the government and voted to keep the government funded. But his public comments and Senate votes undercut that claim.
Articles from October, 2013
We look at alarming claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.
We fact-checked statements from each candidate during the Oct. 15 mayoral forum hosted by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9.
The campaign to succed Mike Fasano in the Florida House of Representatives takes a deceptive turn thanks to a couple of campaign mailers.
Readers disliked our takes on Charlie Crist's synopsis of the 2012 voter purge and Broward County Libertarians trumpeting their party as the nation's third-largest.
Is medical marijuana on its way to Florida? A group is working to collect more than 700,000 petitions to add a question to next year's ballot. Their hope: to amend the state Constitution to allow the use of medicinal marijuana. PolitiFact Florida is following the campaign and looked into claims that marijuana is not addictive and that it's less toxic than alcohol.
In 2010, Rick Scott promised to ban embryonic stem cell research, pass a tough immigration law and explore offshore oil drilling. Three years later, that conservative talk is gone.
Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.