This week, readers sent us comments about the middle class, the Congressional Budget Office and the value of context. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we […]
Q: Will the IRS hire 16,500 new agents to enforce the health care law?
A: No. The law requires the IRS mostly to hand out tax credits, not collect penalties. The claim of 16,500 new agents stems from a partisan analysis based on guesswork and false assumptions, and compounded by outright misrepresentation.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist once looked like he’d surely get the GOP nomination in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Mel Martinez. But it’s the former Florida state House speaker, […]
Does the 2010 Census asks lots of intrusive, personal questions? Is it true that the Census Bureau has no constitutional authority to ask us these things? No. In this episode, we look at several untrue claims being made about this year’s national head count.
President Obama signed the health care bill into law this week — but we’re still fact-checking claims about it. In this episode, we look at two ads from groups that […]
Would overhauling the student loan program really "jeopardize more than 30,000 private sector jobs," as claimed by those who oppose it? We find that figure to be a stretch. A […]
Q: Did Obama propose a 1.4 percent pay increase for the military, the lowest since 1973?
A: Yes. Military pay raises are based on the Employment Cost Index, which grew very little this year.
This week, readers sent us comments about congressional ethics and the politics of the next generation. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can […]
Republican businessman Scott Sipprelle, who is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey this fall, has launched one of the first TV ads attacking an incumbent on […]
You knew they were coming, didn’t you? Back in October, we were getting lots of e-mail asking if the health care overhaul bill was constitutional or not, particularly the part […]