This Associated Press item caught our interest, describing a tough penalty meted out to a British politician for false campaign advertising: LONDON – A British court on Friday threw out [...]
In episode 36 of our podcast, we give you a taste of some of the more bizarre and amusing ads from the midterm campaigns. Plus, we shoot down the absurd [...]
Q: Is President Obama’s trip to India going to cost $200 million per day?
A: This highly doubtful claim originated with one Indian news agency quoting an anonymous source in Mumbai. The White House says it is "wildly exaggerated," and there’s no evidence to support such a huge figure.
This week, readers sent us comments about our end-of-campaign "whoppers" article, job creation and health care. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can [...]
As usual in this election, we’ve focused on what was true or false in the flood of campaign advertising. And as usual, we found plenty of twisted claims and distortions of reality, and occasionally some pure fabrication. We kept …
This weekend, the Sunday talkfests were dominated by predictions of how the makeup of the Senate and House might change after Tuesday’s elections. Halloween or not, clairvoyance isn’t a skill [...]