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We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts). We’ll be fact-checking speeches throughout the night and will update this story as we do.
President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Thursday to make his case for re-election. PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims by the President and others on the convention’s final day. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.
We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts).
The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, PolitiFact fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida. We edged in with a check of Ted Cruz's comparison of national debt to the Gross Domestic Product.
Hurricane Isaac may have shut down the Republican National Convention on Monday. But the Truth-O-Meter was unstoppable. PolitiFact arrived in Tampa just as former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a surprise endorsement of President Barack Obama in The Tampa Bay Times. He served as governor as a Republican, then ran an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as an independent. We completed two fact-checks that touched on Crist’s endorsement. Medicare remained a chief concern as the festivities began. Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney accused Obama of hypocrisy, while his vice presidential pick, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, said the Romney-Ryan plan "does not affect" benefits for anyone 55 or older. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page or find us on Twitter. PolitiFact will provide daily Truth-O-Meter updates on the GOP before moving on to Charlotte next week to keep tabs on the Democrats.
The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, we fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida.
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The launch on Jan. 1, 2011, of our Scott-O-Meter certainly piqued the interest of many of our readers. The most overwhelming comment we heard -- why don't you track the promises of President Barack Obama? Well, we do.
After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him.
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