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Bill Adair

Bill Adair appears in the following:

Politifact-Checking the First Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Bill Adair, founder and editor of PolitiFact, provides a fact check of the first Obama-Romney debate, from claims about Romney's tax plan to Obama's health care proposal.

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coverage continues as the RNC enters its second full day, and we review the events of the previous night including Governor Chris Christie's speech. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:

  • Bob Hennelly, senior reporter at WNYC News, with analysis of last night's keynote speech from Christie
  • New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the NJ Democratic State Committeee, reacts to Christie's keynote address
  • Bill Adair, editor at PolitiFact, dissects a Romney ad that claims Obama is cutting work requirements for welfare recipients

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Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What Candidates Said About The Economy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PolitiFact examines how the GOP candidates' statements on taxes, spending and borrowing rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

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Sanity Checking Last Minute Political Ads

Monday, November 01, 2010

Tomorrow is election day and candidates on both sides of the ballot are throwing their final pitch to voters. But are candidates trying to get away with throwing curve balls? We do a sanity check on various last-ditch ad campaigns with PolitiFact editor Bill Adair.

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Separating PolitFacts from PolitiFictions

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Only one week away from the highly anticipated mid-term elections, states across the country are inundated by political messages that often pull at voters' heartstrings rather than deal with political and practical realities. But just how much do modern politicians get away with as they bend, fold, spindle and mutilate the truth in these ads?

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Financial Fact-Checking

Monday, March 02, 2009

Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, fact-checks some of the debate on the economy.

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Just the Facts

Monday, March 02, 2009

Budgets, bank bail-outs, stimulus spending – big numbers are at stake. Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg talk about their latest special, “Bad Bank” and Politifact’s Bill Adair fact-checks the debate over all those dollars. Plus, managing the mayhem at a Brooklyn car service.

Fact Check

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest until Election Day, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Truth or Adair

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bill Adair of PolitiFact makes his last Thursday visit before the election to fact-check some candidate statements. And: on the second-to-last 30 Issues in 30 Days, issue 29: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Hear why former New York Mayor Ed Koch says the U.S. should pull out of Afghanistan before exiting Iraq. ...

Fact Check

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest until Election Day, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Do We Need a War on Terrorism?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Do we need a war on terror? A discussion with Philip Gourevitch. Also: another round of fact-checking candidates' claims with Bill Adair.

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Fact Check

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest until Election Day, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Fact Check

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest until Election Day, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Fact Check

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest until Election Day, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Fact Check

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest for the month of September, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Fact Check

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest for the month of September, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Pants on Fire

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dr. Sherry Linkon, co-director of the Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University, explains how race and class will play out in this year’s election and why the working class gets a raw deal when it comes to politics. Plus, Bill Adair, editor of Politifact, brings his Truth-O-Meter ...

Just the Facts

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest for the month of September, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

What election facts do you want Bill to check out?

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RNC Coverage: Hour 2

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bill Adair, editor of politifact.com, fact checks some recent speeches, and Stephen Dinan, reporter and blogger for the Washington Times, talks about the latest political news.

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Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, opens up the convention swag ...

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