Wednesday, January 1, 2014

10 Most Viewed Fact-checks of 2013

Here are the ten most-viewed fact-checks from for 2013.

10. Barack Obama says the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court 'is transparent'--We rated the statement Pants on Fire.
9. Obama says Reagan raised debt ceiling 18 times; George W. Bush seven times--We rated his statement True.
8. Sen. Ted Cruz says Obama 'just granted all of Congress an exception' to Obamacare--We rated Cruz’s statement False.
7. Al Sharpton defends Obama family vacation, saying George W. Bush spent more time away--And for the most part, Sharpton was right and we rated his statement Mostly True.
6. Ann Coulter says no doctors who went to an American medical school will be accepting Obamacare--We rated her statement Pants on Fire.
5. Harry Reid says 82 presidential nominees have been blocked under President Barack Obama, 86 blocked under all other presidents--We took issue with the wording, but we rated his statement Mostly True.
4. Obama says deficit is falling at the fastest rate in 60 years--We rated his statement True.
3. PBS commentator Mark Shields says more killed by guns since '68 than in all U.S. wars--We rated his claim True.
2. A closer look at a Facebook post on a man's struggle with the Obamacare marketplace
 We rated it Pants on Fire.
1. 'Dhimmitude' on page 107 of the health care law exempts Muslims, claims chain email--We rated this claim Pants on Fire.

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