Harry and Louise may have switched sides, but that’s no excuse, in our book, for the health insurance industry to resort to misrepresenting polls as it argues against inclusion of [...]
There were 272 million visits to U.S. national parks during the 2007 calendar year. Source: National Park Service
The Republican National Committee announced a new TV ad attacking President Obama’s proposed health care plan as a “risky experiment” that threatens “our health.” It said the ad would run [...]
This week, readers sent us comments on our Web site redesign, health care and bogus e-mail rumors. In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers [...]
The fastest a giraffe has been recorded running is 34.7 miles per hour. Source: San Diego Zoo
Today is the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful landing on the moon – yet there are still those who would claim that the entire landing was a hoax. In [...]
On today’s date in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Shortly thereafter, Buzz Aldrin became the second. Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Last month, FedEx launched a multimillion-dollar online campaign against longtime rival United Parcel Service over a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill making its way through Congress. FedEx says a provision [...]
Q: Does the House energy bill subject owners of existing homes to an energy efficiency audit before they can sell?
A: Rep. Boehner and Rush Limbaugh got this wrong. The Realtors and home builders associations say there’s no such requirement in the bill, as do we.
Sometimes, “follow the money” is great advice if you’re trying to figure out how Washington works. Often, though, it’s not that simple. A case in point is the new ad [...]