More than half – 55 percent – of 3- and 4-year-olds in the U.S. were enrolled in school, as of October 2007. Source: Census Bureau
At a press stakeout on Capitol Hill today, House GOP Whip Eric Cantor sounded bullish about his party’s success in pouring cold water on the idea of a "government option," [...]
This week, readers sent us comments on Medicare, skepticism and the expansion of FactCheck into other forms of media. In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we [...]
Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, whose ads we have faulted in the past, is airing a new spot that calls for dropping any federal insurance option from the health care overhaul [...]
There are an estimated 19 million students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities this fall. That’s a 41 percent increase from 20 years ago. Source: Census Bureau
Q: Did Obama change his back-to-school speech in response to pressure from conservatives?
A: One exercise in the accompanying lesson plan was reworded.
The Democratic National Committee says in a TV ad that “Republicans voted to abolish Medicare.” Not true. The ad refers to a proposal endorsed by most House Republicans as part of the alternative budget they presented earlier this year. In fact, the GOP plan actually called for …
A total of 76 million people were enrolled in school — from nursery school to college — in the U.S. in October 2007. That’s 27 percent of the population age [...]
There are 154.6 million people, aged 16 or older, in the nation’s labor force (seasonally adjusted) as of August 2009, including 82.5 million men and 72 million women. Source: Bureau of [...]
On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in honor of work. Source: The Department of Labor