January 31, 2012 Twitter has become the latest medium for campaign spin. It's a stream of barbs over debates, crowd estimates and ad wars. And even the candidates' dogs are not off-limits.
January 17, 2012 Newt Gingrich criticized Obama for the growth in food stamps, calling him "the best food stamp president in American history." He later said that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history." We check it out.
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.
November 23, 2011 The government is coming for your light bulbs! "Obamacare" is going to put a tax on home sales! Or maybe not. Just in time for Thanksgiving, check out PolitiFact's handy reality check of the crazy political emails and Facebook posts that your uncle always sends you.
November 22, 2011 With a nine percent U.S. jobless rate and housing values still falling housing prices, it would seem the Mitt Romney campaign could just use the facts at hand to land sharp blows on President Obama's economic record. But mere facts apparently weren't enough for Romney's campaign judging by a new TV ad that went up in New Hampshire Tuesday, timed for Obama's visit to the Granite State.
November 3, 2011 PolitiFact and NPR are partnering for a yearlong venture that will evaluate the 2012 candidates' claims and point out what's accurate and what's not.
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.
November 4, 2010 In key races across the nation, candidates won — and lost — in part because of the television and Web ads they ran. The Message Machine looks at nine ads that were truly unique and really made a difference in the 2010 campaign.
October 28, 2010 There were so many exaggerations and misstatements in the commercials run by candidates and interest groups that PolitiFact decided to give the whole gang a pretty low grade.
October 20, 2010 Along with their often sketchy claims, there's another common thread in this year's political ads — they repeat the same lines in state after state and district after district as the major parties hammer home just a few themes.
October 14, 2010 When Democrats passed their health overhaul bill back in March, they hailed it as the biggest domestic achievement since Medicare. But seven months later, most of the noise about the new law on the campaign trail is coming from opponents.