Category: Fact Checkers

Launching PolitiFact Global News Service

Tuesday, Jan. 11 wasn’t a banner day for patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital (below left) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yes, the medical complex is a venerated institution, and the services it provides to people across the region are…

Candidates fan out ahead of New Hampshire vote

A Saturday night GOP debate and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of the Tuesday New Hampshire primary. Candidates tried to create contrasts on foreign policy, though their specific claims sometimes fell short. Republican…

Fact-checking the Jan. 31 Sunday shows

The day before the Iowa caucuses, presidential candidates went on the Sunday talk shows to make last-minute attacks on rivals and defend their own records. But their statements weren’t always accurate. On Meet the Press, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz inaccurately…

Live fact-checking from the New Hampshire primaries

PolitiFact reporters are on the ground in New Hampshire to see the candidates and analyze their statements first hand. Follow along here. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js”;ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘scrbbl-js’)); >>More Politifact.com stories from National

Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate

DURHAM, N.H. — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded jabs over the other’s political identity and sharp policy differences Thursday in their first head-to-head debate ahead of the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary. They squabbled over what is practical in Sanders’…