Articles from May, 2012

The PolitiFact guide to Medicare attack lines

Barack Obama has slashed Medicare by $500 billion. Mitt Romney and House Republicans want to end Medicare. And a new board is going to ration care so Washington can waste more money.  Believe any of that? You shouldn’t.  But it’s what the political ads likely will be saying between now and Election Day in November. We have some advice for voters sorting out the claims: Believe nothing you hear in a 30-second TV ad.

Bidding farewell to Newt: our five favorite fact-checks

Few candidates provided more colorful claims to check than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who's finally leaving the Republican primary contest. Here are our favorite Newt-centric fact-checks.