Articles from June, 2015

Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?

We dig into the evidence behind this statement from President Barack Obama: "If your family gets insurance through your job -- so you're not using the Affordable Care Act -- you're still paying about $1,800 less per year on average than you would be if we hadn't done anything."    • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong  • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

We look back at our fact-checks on gay and lesbian issues, as well as what candidates had to say about the recent court ruling.   • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

PunditFact fact-checks the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

Mailbag: Your interpretation is 'nutty'

Many readers were critical of our analysis of a claim by President Barack Obama on gun violence in America, plus other recent feedback on our fact-checks.

1,300 fact-checks on health care

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ensuing legal fights.

Back to the 1990s: Fact-checking Whitewater

Bill Clinton recently said Hillary Clinton was cleared in the Whitewater investigations during his presidency, and the same thing would happen with more recent controversies. We looked back to see if he was portraying the history of Whitewater accurately.   • Bobby Jindal on the Truth-O-Meter • Deflategate and the limits of science • Fact-checking the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

PunditFact fact-checks claims about the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

Pundits and politicians debated Sunday whether it's time to remove a Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse.

PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

The Supreme Court could gut President Barack Obama’s signature health care law over four simple words, "established by the state." What does it mean? Our PolitiFact Sheet on King vs. Burwell explains.    • Fact-checking Donald Trump

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

Largest cyber attack in history? Huckabee claims it’s OPM, but it’s probably not

We look at comments from GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on a recent data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.   • Donald Trump's Truth-O-Meter record • Jeb Bush's Truth-O-Meter record  • Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

PunditFact fact-checks the June 14 news shows

Hillary Clinton's position on trade has dogged her, but her campaign chairman says her position is clear.    • Jeb Bush's Truth-O-Meter record  • Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record • PunditFact: Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter

Jeb Bush will announce for president on Monday. PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked his claims about Iraq, immigration and education, among others.   Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record   PunditFact: The backstory behind Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

Hillary Clinton will host a kick-off rally for her campaign in New York City June 12. Here are some highlights from the more than 100 Clinton fact-checks we've done so far.   PunditFact: The backstory behind Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on voting rights

Hillary Clinton chose her words carefully in characterizing the actions of Republican governors -- and potential presidential candidates -- on how they handled voting legislation in their states. 

PunditFact fact-checks the June 7 news shows

Lincoln Chafee wants to bring the metric system to the United States. On Sunday, he suggested that Ronald Reagan wanted the same thing.

Fact-checking the NSA phone records program

We look at our recent fact-checks from the battle over the Patriot Act and the bulk collection of telephone records.    • PolitiFact's Top 5 for May 2015  

PolitiFact's Top 5 for May 2015

Fact-checks of John Boehner, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Elizabeth Warren made the list.    • PolitiFact Rhode Island: Lincoln Chafee to run for president

McConnell vs. Paul on the Patriot Act and telephone records: What the government accesses

McConnell has suggested that Patriot Act opponents are confusing people on whether calls are being monitored.   Also: PolitiFact Rhode Island reviews Lincoln Chafee's Truth-O-Meter record.

Lindsey Graham on the Truth-O-Meter

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is joining the ever-growing field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders. Here's a look back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far.   • Orlando preview: Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy •​ Fact-checking the May 31 news shows

Fact-checking the May 31 news shows

In light of the indictment against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, PunditFact looks at a claim from George Will on how much money is being spent on lobbyists.