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U.S. Shootings Since 1963 Have Killed More Americans Than All Wars Ever

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Here's the shocking claim: Since President John F. Kennedy was shot down in late 1963, more Americans have been killed by gunfire in this country than...

Politifact's Fuzzy Case Against Bernie Sanders on Pentagon Spending

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The share of the Pentagon budget which goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism is a fundamentally unknowable fact, like how God passed the time before creating the world. The question is intrinsically outside the scope of human knowledge.

The Reason Why Trump Draws Huge Crowds

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Trump's rallies are as hot a commodity as Jerry Springer tickets. His "fans" are there for the spectacle not the substance. They want the hockey fight, not the game itself. The game bores them. They just come for the brawls and bloodshed. And Trump gives 'em plenty of both. "Don-ald, Don-ald, Don-ald!"

Trump's 9/11 Lies Will Bring Him Down

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, there are lots of reasons to utterly despise Trump. The litany of unconscionable racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments, as well as his buffoonish behavior, is more than enough. But now he's trampled on sacred ground.

Carly Fiorina Confronts New Post-Debate Factcheck

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

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Marriage Equality Opponents Need to Admit Actual Reason for Their Loss

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

It is well beyond time that the lgbt community recognize and call out this ridiculous Kim Davis drama for what it is - merely a sideshow to cover up the fact that the overall case against marriage equality was nothing more than a pitiful delusion.

Senator Ted Cruz: Demagogue Or Just Serial Liar

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.

GOP Senator Quietly Removes Blog Posts That May Have Violated Ethics Rules

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Blog posts on Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-Wis.) official Senate website, including one that a watchdog group complains violated eth...

No, The Obamacare 'Lie Of The Year' Didn't Just Become True

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act tried to warn us that it was a government takeover of the health care system. And whil...

Coffman Hating Planned Parenthood Again

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Just last year, during his re-election campaign, Rep. Mike Coffman was apparently so enamored with Planned Parenthood that he featured the organization's logo in an advertisement.

Jason Linkins

PolitiFact Goes 1-For-2 In Evaluation Of Obama's Mass Shootings Statement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said P...

Giuliani's Hate-Mongering Shows the Right Wing Will Never Stop Trying to Scare Whites About Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

After the death of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos a week ago, Giuliani spewed the following bit of hate about President Obama: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

The Challange and Dilemma: Fact Checking in Journalism and Research

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A well-written and thought-provoking article can be totally discredited by neglectful fact checking. When a reader comes across an article on a subjec...

Jason Linkins

PolitiFact 'Lie of The Year': 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

It's end of the year honors time, here in the media, and with it comes another round of remembering the most dubious political achievements of 2013. Over at PolitiFact, that means it's time for the "Lie Of The Year" -- a dishonor they've been bestowing since 2009, without managing to particularly discourage people from lying. There are years where PolitiFact whiffs rather badly, but this year, they get a lay-up.

'LIE OF THE YEAR'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.13.2013 | Media

Fact-checking website PolitiFact is out with the latest edition of its "Lie of the Year." In 2013, the dubious prize went to President Obama for his w...

What Can You Believe About 'Obamacare'?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A small part of the American public still believes some astonishing lies about this law, and new lies are surfacing every day. Let me evaluate some of these myths.

TRUE: Rachel Maddow Will Hate This

Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

TRUE: Rachel Maddow will hate this. We're talking about PunditFact, a new website being launched by PolitiFact that will fact-check hosts, contrib...

Florida Insurers Are Now Free to Screw Consumers and Must, By Law, Blame Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Folks in Florida are facing having to pay far more for health insurance over the next two years than necessary. And health insurance executives will be laughing all the way to the bank.

PolitiFact Rated Half Of GOP's Claims This Year As False

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Republicans' claims are far more likely than Democrats' to be rated false by the fact-checking site PolitiFact, according to a study released Tuesday....

Rep. David Cicilline Is Right About Social Security, PolitiFact Was Wrong (Again)

Ben Veghte | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.

Jason Linkins

Politifact Awards 'Lie Of The Year' To Romney Jeep Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

We have come to the end of another year, and so it is once again time for PolitiFact to tell us what the 2012 "Lie Of The Year" is. For me, it's prett...

'LIE OF THE YEAR'?

Posted 12.13.2012 | Media

PolitiFact has named Mitt Romney's claim that Jeep is moving its U.S. production to China as its "Lie Of The Year." Romney made the false claim in...

What Do Obama and Romney Have in Common?

Summer Wu | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Summer Wu

Isn't it a problem that regardless of who becomes president, less than a quarter of what he says is true? Dishonesty and politics are so commonly associated that most Americans expect politicians to lie.

Why the Truth Doesn't Matter (to the Candidates)

Todd Phillips | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

What we have is a gigantic gap between what citizens are expected to know about politics and what is possible. It is by expecting the impossible that we have gotten into this morass of misinformation. Does this mean democracy is an impossible ideal?