Articles from October, 2011

Chris Christie’s ‘Pants on Fire’ draws chilly responses from readers

In emails and comments on, PolitiFact New Jersey readers questioned the Pants on Fire ruling given to Gov. Chris Christie for referring to the national health care reform as a "government takeover."  

Truth-O-Meter rates claims on Democratic tax hikes; $1B state budget surplus

See how the Truth-O-Meter ruled this past weekend on claims about the number and effects of Democratic tax increases, and how much of a surplus a former Republican governor left the state. readers offer mixed reactions to Paul Mulshine’s column on Social Security

Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine gives his take on a recent ruling from PolitiFact New Jersey, and gets mixed responses from readers.  

Truth-O-Meter looks at the future of Social Security; checks claims in political campaign mailer

In case you missed them, check out our latest rulings from the weekend.

Chris Christie versus the Truth-O-Meter

With Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he would not run for president, PolitiFact New Jersey recaps the governor's history against the Truth-O-Meter.  

Putting Chris Christie to the test on job creation

As Chris Christie ponders entering the Republican presidential race, his critics have already begun attacking his record in office. Here we take up two claims about job creation on his watch in New Jersey.