Congressional Budget Office

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

Shoppers At Roosevelt Field Mall Dec. 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers Flock To Stores For Post-Christmas Bargains

Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.

12/26/2012

House Speaker John Boehner outside is office at the U.S. Capitol - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Dueling Fiscal Cliff Deceptions

Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.

12/07/2012

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (credits: Scott Olson/Getty Images, SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Denying Reality And Seniors’ Costs

An ad from the Restore Our Future Super PAC says President Obama is denying reality while an direct from the Obama campaign gets the numbers on Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan wrong.

08/17/2012

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) listens during a news conference discussing the latest development of the debt ceiling negotiations July 25, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Schumer: Debt Crisis Threatens NYers Benefits

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says failure to the national debt crisis threatens New Yorkers’ Social Security and veterans’ benefits checks.

07/27/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Compromise Could Lead To 9/11 Bill Passage

Supporters were finally confident that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be approved before the lame duck session ends.

12/20/2010

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (L) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Senators Optimistic Of GOP Support On 9/11 Health Bill

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer said Sunday they are offering a less-costly alternative to the original version of the James Zadroga bill.

12/19/2010