Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.
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We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...
We warmed up the Flip-O-Meter to assess Rick Perry's shifting position on abortion. He's not the only Texas official who's received the flip-flop test.
A few claims in this week's CNBC Republican presidential debate brought to mind past fact checks.
Michele Bachmann spoke to how few Americans pay federal income taxes. Herman Cain bemoaned how much it costs to comply with tax laws. And Rick Perry said things will be better if Medicaid is turned over to states to manage.
"No matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut," said Republican presidential contender and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking of his flat-tax plan.