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Posts Tagged ‘Politifact’

16 right wing myths about Obamacare

16 right wing myths about Obamacare

Top 16 myths about the health care law By Angie Drobnic Holan  Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. There's a lot of misinformation out there about the new health care law. PolitiFact has been fact-checking claims about the federal health care law since lawmakers started drafting the legislation in 2009. Long controversial, the law has been no stranger to attacks by detractors. Here are 16 of the biggest falsehoods PolitiFact has rated. ( Fact-checks are ... Full Story

Is Obama a Socialist?

Is Obama a Socialist?

              Rick Perry says Barack Obama is a socialist In our super-heated political discourse, explosive words get tossed around pretty easily these days. Hitler comparisons and terms like Nazi and socialist have become the currency of political attacks not just in the blogosphere but also by elected officials. Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched such an attack at a Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on Jan. 8, ... Full Story

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

By Gary Wamsley Kim  recently  posted a comment to the article “GOP lies about the financial crisis.” This is what Kim wrote: 2. The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. Here are the percentages. T. Roosevelt………………. 38% Taft…………………………. 40% Wilson…………………….. 52% Harding…………………….. 49% Coolidge………………….. ... Full Story

Halloween special: scary fact checks

Halloween special: scary fact checks

  Halloween special report: our scariest fact-checks!  By Bill Adair Published on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. To celebrate Halloween, we're highlighting some of our scariest Truth-O-Meter items of the past few years. Scare tactics have a long and rich history in American politics. Opponents of Thomas Jefferson warned in 1800 that his election would mean that "murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced." Joseph ... Full Story

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

      Las Vegas Smackdown Republican candidates hammered each other for two hours in a lively Nevada confrontation — and often strayed from the facts. Read More             Fact checking the CNN Republican debate in Las Vegas By Glenn Kessler The Republican debate hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night was certainty lively and at times feisty. Read ... Full Story

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

              Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate By Bill Adair Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 After several debates that were so similar they sometimes felt like reruns, Thursday night's debate in Orlando brought some new twists, the appearance of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and questions from YouTube. Read More            

Do Politicians lie?

Do Politicians lie?

Apparently they do. There are some people who research and explain these things for us.         The Washington Post Has "The Fact Checker." he recently looked at the Republican debate and here is what he found; Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library by Glenn Kessler That was a rip-roaring Republican debate Wednesday night at the Reagan library. As is our practice, we will quickly assess a number of claims and then ...  Read More Another ... Full Story

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