We are periodically taking a look at past claims from the 2012 presidential candidates. Today's topic: Michele Bachmann. The Republican representative from Minnesota announced during this week's debate that she […]
In the first New Hampshire debate among 2012 presidential hopefuls, we found a number of incorrect, misleading or shaky factual claims. Pawlenty was wrong when he boasted that he was …
Several Republicans testing the presidential waters in Iowa made more than a few statements that we found all wet. Among the dubious claims …
Rep. Michele Bachmann's claim that Democrats "secretly" hid $105 billion in health care spending is way off base. It's true that the new health care law contains many billions in future […]
We fact-checked President Obama’s State of the Union address, but what about the Republican response speeches? We found two new claims that we haven’t covered before: In the official response …
Do "bleep" and "@#%!" count as low-down, shocking "profanity"? Michele Bachmann says they do. The GOP House member from Minnesota is claiming in a fundraising appeal to conservative donors that […]
At Friday’s conservative Values Voter Summit, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against "falsehoods and rumors" about the tea party movement. We applaud any call to combat misinformation — but […]
In a new ad, the Democratic National Committee inaccurately accuses "the Republican Party" of endorsing Rep. Joe Barton’s notorious public apology to the CEO of BP. The ad goes too […]
Viewers were relatively safe from false or misleading tripe on the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday. But we can’t let a couple of statements go unmentioned, one from Mississippi Gov. […]
Q: What are the facts regarding the new health insurance law’s federal funding for abortion, or lack of it?
A: The law says individuals who get federal subsidy dollars must use their private money to pay for coverage of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Claims that the new law will lead to a large increase in the number of abortions lack support.