Ever have the sense a political statement wasn't all-true?
As our digital ambassador Colonel Tribune" href="http://www.twitter.com/ColonelTribune">Colonel Tribune shared links to our coverage and "live-tweeted" President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, PolitiFact provided real-time fact checks of claims in the speech and the Republican response that followed.
The combination gave Chicago Tribune readers a chance to keep political statements in context. Information from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact.com, dedicated to sorting truth from fiction, is one new and exciting facet of our coverage until Election Day on Nov. 6.
Among Tuesday’s checks: Did the EPA regulate farmers' spilled milk? What did happen with Solyndra" href="http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2011/nov/15/americans-prosperity/solyndra-ad-president-barack-obama-taxpayer-money/">Solyndra? Does the U.S. have 100 years of natural gas?
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-- James Janega
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