December 16, 2011 Newt Gingrich used one of his favorite talking points, that when he was speaker of the House, he "balanced the budget for four straight years, paid off $405 billion in debt." But PolitiFact checked the numbers and found he's off on both counts.
Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a Republican presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
December 16, 2011 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got front-runner treatment during the final GOP debate before that state's crucial Jan. 3 caucuses, taking a pounding for his years as a highly-compensated Washington influence peddler.
Republican Presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his flat-tax plan in Gray Court, S.C. on Tuesday.
October 27, 2011 A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised the idea that he might not compete in all of the upcoming Republican face-offs. Weak debate performances have put a dent in his polling — and his fundraising.
October 19, 2011 What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas: PolitiFact offers a reality check on squads some of the candidates' statements from the GOP debate.
GOP presidential candidates at a debate on the economy, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, Oct. 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 Unlike the previous half-dozen debates, this one took place around a table. And by sitting everyone down, the sponsors managed to elevate the discussion.
October 8, 2008 Analyze this: The 2nd Presidential Debate.
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