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DCCC Deceptions

A graphic in a Democratic TV ad falsely states that New Jersey GOP House candidate Tom MacArthur was "accused of cheating disaster victims." MacArthur was never personally cited for any wrongdoing.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Fact-checking the Wyoming gubernatorial debate

From Common Core educational standards to militias, the Wyoming GOP gubernatorial made plenty of claims during Monday night’s debate at Central Wyoming College.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Did Pennsylvania fall to 49th in job creation under Gov. Corbett?

Another fact-check of the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Leanest Police Force in San Diego?

“We unfortunately are among the lowest-staffed police departments in the county,” Chula Vista, Calif., Mayor Cheryl Cox said. Is that correct?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Is the Kennedy Center Becoming the Obama Center?

Not the one in Washington, D.C. -- a much smaller one in New Jersey.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Is the End Near for Food Stamps?

Of course not. Just another example of satire passed off as truth.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Has Corbett really cut funding for schools?

A closer look at claims in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Crossroads GPS’ Twisted Tale

An ad from Crossroads GPS leaves the false impression that a Colorado woman "had to go back to work" to pay for health care insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

DeWit partially right on Arizona treasurer hopefuls

Checking a claim in the Arizona state treasurer race.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's tall story

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett compares his record on taxes and jobs with that of Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in a new TV ad called "Toy Story." It should be called "Tall Story" for its multiple deceptions:

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Did Hillary Clinton really say that?

A closer look at a list of quotes purportedly by Hillary Clinton.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

NextGen claims Ernst would eliminate support for Iowa renewables.

NextGen’s ad “Factory” is running on television in Iowa. Here's a closer look at its claims.

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

More Border Security Spin in Arkansas

An ad from Sen. Mark Pryor inaccurately claims that Rep. Tom Cotton "voted to cut funding for the border protection."

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Rick Perry Misuses ‘Criminal Alien’ Data

In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry repeatedly has misused data on "criminal aliens" arrested in Texas.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Social Security Scare in Louisiana

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu makes misleading claims in a TV ad about Rep. Bill Cassidy's support for a nonbinding budget resolution that recommended changes to the Social Security system.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Cherry-picking Pryor on Border Security

An ad from Republican Rep. Tom Cotton cherry-picks a quote and several votes to distort Sen. Mark Pryor's position on border security.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Reynolds claims Iowa under Culver was ‘bleak’

A look at whether spending, unemployment and the deficit while Chet Culver was governor of Iowa hit all-time highs.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Checking S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley's New Welfare-to-Work Ad

Gov. Nikki Haley has a new TV ad out in her re-election campaign touting the success of her welfare-to-work program. In the ad, she says 20,000 South Carolinians have been moved off of welfare by getting jobs. Is that accurate?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Ohio GOP's attempt to link Ted Strickland and Ed FitzGerald

A recent Ohio Republican Party effort to rake in some bucks attempts to tie former Gov. Ted Strickland to Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive and this year's Democratic nominee for Strickland's old job.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

How truthful is FitzGerald's first TV ad?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald broke his television silence with his first ad last week.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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