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Last month we were happy to note the launch of PolitiFact.com, a joint project of the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and Congressional Quarterly of Washington, D.C. Today we welcome The Washington Post‘s new feature, “The Fact Checker,” written by veteran journalist Michael Dobbs with the assistance of chief researcher Alice Crites.
The first four Fact Checker articles find fault with statements by Republican presidential candidates Fred Thompson and Sam Brownback,

We have company!

We’re often asked if there are other sites like ours, trying in a nonpartisan way to help voters sort out fact from fiction. Now, there is.
The St. Petersburg Times of Florida and Congressional Quarterly of Washington, D.C.  announced a new Web site called PolitiFact.com. The official launch date is Tuesday, Sept. 4th, but the site has been available to the public for several days.
The new site does something we don’t. It offers a “truth-o-meter”

Important Notice to FactCheck.org Subscribers

Since last year’s election FactCheck.org has been working on plans to add new features to the Web site, and a new design. We hope to launch the “new” FactCheck.org Web site sometime in July. Meanwhile, as the first step, we are upgrading our subscription email service effective immediately. Nearly all our 75,000 subscribers should now receive better service.
Starting immediately, management of the FactCheck.org subscriber list is being handled by Constant Contact, a specialized firm that handles membership lists and email campaigns for more than 1,500 other nonprofit organizations.