Distortion of common, legal practices
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
The numbers are high, but not that high
"Eight million Americans have dropped out of the work force since (Barack) Obama became president. ... The real unemployment rate is 19 percent."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 21st, 2012
Outdated and misleading
Says Congressman Jon Runyan has a "plan to raise Medicare costs $6,400 a year."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Housing bust predated Obama
Under Obama, home values in Florida collapsed, construction jobs were lost and the state had a high foreclosure rate.
— Politifact National on Friday, September 14th, 2012
Mixing apples and oranges
"When Tim Kaine was governor, spending soared, blowing holes in the budget every year."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, August 31st, 2012
Platform compromise mentions deduction
"Mitt Romney’s platform ...won't protect the mortgage interest (tax) deduction for middle-class families."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Changes but does not end Medicare
"In Florida, they're already talking about how the Ryan-Romney plan will end Medicare and replace it with a voucher."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
No real battle, let alone a battle won
"I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Tim Kaine supported "higher energy costs for families."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Not pushed by the White House, no sign of secrets revealed
"Days after the (Osama bin Laden) raid, Hollywood was invited into the White House so that they could receive a briefing" that revealed intelligence sources and methods.
— Politifact National on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Distorting Medicare again
Bill Nelson’s vote for the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare to pay for new government programs."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
A better comparison shows numbers much lower
"In June, jobless ranks were higher in nearly 90 percent of U.S. cities."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Actually he wants broad tax cuts
Says U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has ‘no problem with raising taxes.’
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Not so, say scientists
Embryonic stem cell research is at a "dead end, with no one good example of a successful treatment."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Torch-bearers jackets made in Burma but Romney connection unproven
Says Romney had the uniforms for the 2002 Winter Olympic games made in Burma.
— Politifact National on Friday, July 27th, 2012
Stimulus dollars paid for "windmills from China."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Strong argument that carried interest is not a "trick"
Says Mitt Romney’s carried interest income was a tax "trick."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
First interview, but no apology
"For his first interview as president, Barack Obama chose Arab TV for an apology."
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Other senators played far more critical roles
"Bill Nelson was the deciding vote" on the health care law.
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
A valid number, incorrectly described
"Women (are) paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 21st, 2012