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Fact-checkers take aim at Pence-Kaine debate statements

The Pence-Kaine debate of 2016 is history.And those non-partisan fact-checkers from PolitiFact were there for the duration, trying to parse political truth from political fiction.
Obama?셲 statement on increased VA funding misleading

Obama?셲 statement on increased VA funding misleading

During a CNN town hall on Sept. 28, 2016, President Barack Obama took an emotional question from Donna Coates, the widow of Army veteran Barry Coates, who died of cancer after being misdiagnosed at a VA hospital.
Barksdale?셲 statement on gender pay gap missing key context

Barksdale?셲 statement on gender pay gap missing key context

The so-called gender pay gap has reared its head in Georgia?셲 U.S. Senate race.Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is being challenged by Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley in the race, which polls indicate Isakson is leading.
Democratic group way off in comparison of Obama, Congress vacations

Democratic group way off in comparison of Obama, Congress vacations

When President Barack Obama was vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and his critics were chastising him for not visiting flood victims in Louisiana, the liberal group Occupy Democrats created a message on their Facebook page trying to contrast Obama’s work record against the Republican Congress.
Fact-checkers set sights on Clinton, Trump, Weiner and Carter

Fact-checkers set sights on Clinton, Trump, Weiner and Carter

The November election is just two months away. That means the non-partisan fact-checkers at PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia are working overtime to parse political truth from political fiction as the rhetocial war between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton escalates.
PolitiFact puts Trump immigration claims on the Truth-O-Meter

PolitiFact puts Trump immigration claims on the Truth-O-Meter

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump offered an aggressive 10-point plan Wednesday to crack down on illegal immigration, including the creation of a “deportation task force” and a pledge to crack down on people living here illegally who are arrested for crimes.
Clinton statement on taxes has Truth-O-Meter smoking

Clinton statement on taxes has Truth-O-Meter smoking

One of Hillary Clinton?셲 key campaign promises is that she won?셳 raise taxes on the middle class.During a speech Wednesday in Cleveland, the Democratic presidential nominee said, ?쏧 am the only candidate who ran in either the Democratic or the Republican primary who said from the very beginning (that) I will not raise taxes on the middle class.
Trump flops on minimum wage

Trump flops on minimum wage

During a press conference in Florida while Democrats were preparing for the third night of their national convention in Philadelphia, Donald Trump was asked a question about his stance on whether to raise the minimum wage.
PolitiFact looks at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

PolitiFact looks at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Tim Kaine. They are all at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and they all took a ride on the AJC Truth-O-Meter, courtesy of PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia.
Will Hillary flood the country with refugees as Newt says?

Will Hillary flood the country with refugees as Newt says?

Day 3 of the Republican convention in Cleveland is history. But those non-partisan fact-checkers at PolitiFact are still on the job at the GOP convention in Cleveland, trying to parse political truth from fiction.
PolitiFact fact-checkers keep tabs on GOP convention speakers

PolitiFact fact-checkers keep tabs on GOP convention speakers

Day 2 of the Republican convention in Cleveland has wound down. But those non-partisan fact-checkers at PolitiFact are still on the job at the GOP convention in Cleveland, trying to parse political truth from fiction.
Labor secretary Perez swings wide in his attack on Trump

Labor secretary Perez swings wide in his attack on Trump

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says Donald Trump does a fine job of creating jobs - in China. Perez made that dig in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch shortly before he gave the keynote speech at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 18.
PolitiFact: Al-Qaida urged followers to exploit U.S. gun laws

PolitiFact: Al-Qaida urged followers to exploit U.S. gun laws

New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker was one of the U.S. senators who spent nearly 15 hours in an overnight filibuster designed to pressure Congress to vote on two gun amendments proposed in response to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
Legally, the GOP could change its rules to stop Trump at convention

Legally, the GOP could change its rules to stop Trump at convention

Donald Trump has made a string of comments lately that have given Republicans heartburn. His racially charged attack on a federal judge of Mexican descent, rambling speech following the Orlando shooting and conspiratorial suggestions of President Barack Obama’s terrorist sympathies all have his fellow party members talking about organizing against him at next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
PolitiFact: The Roundup

PolitiFact: The Roundup

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and a Democratic congressman from the Orlando area mangling gun capabilities.
Clinton mostly on target with criticism of Trump?셲 view of housing

Clinton mostly on target with criticism of Trump?셲 view of housing

The commercial seems like an example of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” Democrat Hillary Clinton posted the ad, which we caught on Instagram, on May 24 slamming Republican Donald Trump for saying he would welcome a burst in the housing bubble affecting real estate prices a decade ago.
Clinton misfires on allegation about Trump and his taxes

Clinton misfires on allegation about Trump and his taxes

Releasing federal tax returns has become a rite of passage for presidential candidates. Donald Trump, who has marched to his own drummer in many ways this campaign season, has been the exception, refusing to release them.
Trump misstates Clinton popularity with women voters

Trump misstates Clinton popularity with women voters

During a May 2 interview on CNN’s New Day, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down on his charge that his potential Democratic rival in November, Hillary Clinton, is playing the “woman card.
Calm down Facebook ??Obama has NOT cancelled Day of Prayer

Calm down Facebook ??Obama has NOT cancelled Day of Prayer

Some falsehoods refuse to die, coming back long after they’ve been disproven. The latest is making the rounds on Facebook, a resurrection of the claim that Barack Obama has canceled this year’s — and perhaps all subsequent — National Days of Prayer.
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