Why do Muslims kill each other?
Last week we published a fact check of President Obama’s claim that the vast majority of Muslims reject the extremist terrorist ideology. The president described … Continue reading
President Obama and the ideology “rejected by the vast majority of Muslims”
“[S]ome extremists [believe] that Islam is in conflict with the United States and the West, and that violence against Western targets, including civilians, is justified … Continue reading
PolitiFact’s artful dodger, editor Bill Adair
A May 28 press release announcing a new study of PolitiFact pushed the issue of selection bias in fact checking to the political front burner … Continue reading
PolitiFact Ohio claims increased federal expenses for the ACA’s Medicaid expansion do not contribute to the federal deficit
What about (Ohio state senator Maag’s broader point — that Medicaid expansion under Obamacare would result in more deficit spending? … But the facts, projections … Continue reading
Nancy Pelosi says health care reform drives the decrease in the budget deficit
”The Affordable Care Act is bringing the cost of health care in our country down in both the public and private sector. And that is … Continue reading
President Obama says there’s no evidence that Obamacare increases insurance premiums
“And whenever insurance premiums go up, you’re being told it’s because of Obamacare — even though there’s no evidence that that’s the case.” —President Barack … Continue reading
How do you solve a problem like Martina?
Pardon the “Sound of Music” pun. The liberal blogosphere is once again agog at the inadequacy of PolitiFact’s rating system. Tennis great Martina Navratilova claimed … Continue reading
FactCheck.org says federal spending has increased “far more slowly” under Obama than under Bush
“Federal spending under Obama has grown faster than inflation, but far more slowly than it did under President Bush.” —Annenberg Fact Check Summary We … Continue reading
Annenberg Fact Check says Obama beats George W. Bush on jobs.
“Now that we have figures for the full four years of Obama’s first term, a surprising fact emerges: The economy added more jobs during four … Continue reading
PolitiFact says gun prosecutions didn’t nosedive under President Obama
“Sessions said that Obama “has allowed, each year he’s been here, the prosecutions of gun cases to go down. .. [sic] They’ve declined every year … Continue reading
John Boehner and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s survey stats
“Small business owners ‘say the law makes it harder for them to hire new employees.’ ’77% say the health care law will make coverage for … Continue reading
Social Security, deficits and the fact checkers
On April 10 we published a fact check of a House Democrat presentation of Social Security, claiming that Social Security has never added so much … Continue reading
House Democrats say Social Security “has paid for itself without adding a single dime to our national deficit,” now has $2.7 trillion surplus.
“House Democrats stand united to protect and strengthen Social Security today and for future generations, and we will fight any Republican efforts to privatize Social … Continue reading