Fact Check: Political claims

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan Fact Check: AFP's "Just Exempt Me" ad attacking Hagan From campaign commercials to stump speeches to news conferences, political talk is rife with hyperbole. We endeavor to cut through the clutter to show where the truth gets stretched and who can back up their claims. 

How do we make the call? Look for the stoplights

A "green light" means, "Go ahead, run with it." Yellow light indicates reservations about important factual errors or missing context. If you see a red light, stop right there – our fact checking has raised serious problems with the statement in question.