Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

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

How high are Nevada grocery costs?

Checking the claim that Nevadans pay similar prices for consumer goods as residents of neighboring states, even though Nevada doesn't have major business taxes and the other states do.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

How true are governor’s claims about challenger Wolf and taxes?

Checking claims from the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Horne's debate claim false on Colorado City

Checking that claim that "I'm the first attorney general ever to do anything about Colorado City, where they have harems of young girls and these old guys dominate them."

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Playing Video Games in Kansas Primary

In the closing days of the Senate Republican primary in Kansas, Sen. Pat Roberts released an ad that takes a video clip of his opponent, Milton Wolf, out of context to cast doubt on Wolf's opposition to President Obama's policies.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

NextGen Climate claims Ernst’s tax pledge helps offshore companies

Is it correct to say that Joni Ernst “protects tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.”

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Braley’s VA Hearing Attendance Under Attack

A veterans advocacy group is making false and misleading claims in a TV ad attacking U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley on his commitment to military veterans.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

A Sour Note From ‘Every Voice’

Two new ads from a newly renamed liberal group attack Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas with descriptions of favors he supposedly did for campaign donors. One of the ads is inaccurate and misleading.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Braley Attacks Ernst on Minimum Wage

More claims on the minimum wage in a key Iowa Senate race.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Misleading Michigan GOP Primary Voters

The Republican candidates in Michigan's 4th Congressional District entered the final weeks of the primary trading misleading claims in TV ads that rely on deceptive tactics to distort the facts.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Playing Politics with Violence Against Women

An ad from Alison Lundergan Grimes knocks Sen. Mitch McConnell for voting "two times against the Violence Against Women Act" -- evidence, Grimes concludes, that McConnell has forgotten that "over half the voters in Kentucky are women." How accurate is it?

Friday, August 1st, 2014

San Diego’s Share of Veterans

“San Diego is the 17th largest city in America but we have the third largest concentration of veterans in the country,” said Phil Landis, the president and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego. Is that correct?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Checking the cost of renewable energy

Would skewing Arizona's energy profile more toward renewables cause costs to increase?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Did a quarter of politician's contributions come from bar district?

A closer look at a claim in a Scottsdale, Ariz., city council race.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Fact checking the new Web site, ‘’

Checking the claim that “on the inaugural Redskins team in 1933, four players and then-head coach William Henry ‘Lone Star’ Dietz identified themselves as Native Americans.”

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Checking Joni Ernst's minimum wage stance

Did Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst say she wants no federal minimum wage?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Did Arizona lawmaker spend tax dollars on illegal immigrants?

Did Arizona state Sen. Bob Worsley vote to spend "our tax dollars on college scholarships for illegal aliens"?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Tom Wolf's company and the 'Delaware loophole'

A closer look at the "Delaware loophole," a legal maneuver through which corporations can avoid paying Pennsylvania state corporate income taxes by incorporating in Delaware.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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