Articles from April, 2010

FACTSHEET: Financial regulation explained

We delve into the details of proposals for financial regulation

Arizona immigration law fact-checked

We wade into the debate sparked by Arizona's new and controversial immigration law.

Has GM settled its debt with the government?

General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has taken to the airwaves with a prime-time commercial claiming the automaker has repaid its loans from the government in full, with interest, five years early.

Fact-checking financial reform on 'This Week'

Sens. Bob Corker and Sherrod Brown and White House adviser Austan Goolsbee discuss the financial reform bill. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

Mailbag: Modern patriots or 'puff pastry'?

Readers give us their take on our latest Truth-O-Meter reports, fact-checking ABC News' This Week, and Stephen Colbert.

'Required' reading on health care

Does the new health care reform bill require people to buy insurance?

On 'bailout' bill, party leaders' claims are less than accurate

We examine two competing claims about financial reform -- and find both wanting.

Fact-checking Bill Clinton on ABC's 'This Week'

We put the former president's statements through the Truth-O-Meter. 

PolitiFact audits three tax claims

As the deadline to file tax forms approached, politicians talked taxes and we checked their math.

Colbert: 'Who are these PolitiFact guys?'

The Colbert Report does a segment on our fact-checking. And no, we're not Russian.

We bring truthiness to 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert invites us on his show. We put Colbert and his guests to the Truth-O-Meter.

Hypothetically speaking

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she doesn't answer hypotheticals. We found a few exceptions.

Fact-checking Kyl and Gates from ABC's 'This Week'

We examine claims by Sen. Jon Kyl and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Blame Florida gov for the health care law?

The theory: Because Charlie Crist endorsed the stimulus, health care reform passed. PolitiFact Florida parses this far-fetched claim.

PolitiFact to fact-check ABC's 'This Week'

At the invitation of ABC News, we're going to be checking newsmakers who appear on 'This Week.'

U.S. Census meets the Truth-O-Meter

Rep. Patrick McHenry seeks to allay conservative skepticism about the census by dispelling some bad information being spread by fellow Republicans.

Texas governor Perry earns Pants on Fire

Gov. Rick Perry claims Massachusetts' health plan did not reduce the number of uninsured. But PolitiFact Texas finds he's way off.

McCain definitely Mavericky

Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain said he never considered himself a maverick. We review the record.

Are more drivers drunk -- or on drugs?

Even with a rigorous study, it can be hard to tell.

Mailbag: "You are just another blah-blah blog"

A few readers throw rotten eggs, but others say PolitiFact is egg-cellent!

Obama on the meters

We rate President Barack Obama on the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter and the Obameter.