There is no consensus among economists regarding the effects of minimum wage increases on poverty.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
The exact wording makes a difference.
Checking the claim that Rep. Bill Cassidy’s “record is crystal clear: voting to cut Social Security benefits to pay for tax breaks for millionaires like himself.”
An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee continues the relentless effort to tie Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to President Barack Obama, who is not very popular in Louisiana. But the ad stretches the facts on several points.
House Speaker John Boehner exaggerates when he says "almost all" of the 46 "jobs bills" awaiting action in the Senate "passed the House on a bipartisan basis."
Yes, this one really happened.
No, the sheet is real but has nothing to do with Common Core.
Republicans from both sides of Capitol Hill have repeatedly cited this figure, even producing a You Tube video with the hashtag #StuckInTheSenate.
She said it, but social media shares sometimes drop the context.
Obama’s claim that Obamacare has reduced health-care inflation ‘every single year’ since it was passed
In his post-election news conference, the president bungled a pair of talking points in service of what some may regard as a tenuous claim, that the Affordable Care Act has already resulted in declines in health-care costs.
Q: Did President Obama call for a "new world order" in a speech in Europe? A: No. Video of Obama's speech was edited to change the meaning of what he said.
The funniest, strangest and otherwise noteworthy ads of the campaign season.
A fact-check in Arizona's Legislative District 23.
Did President Barack Obama say women should not choose to be stay-at-home moms?
Tax increases actually had nothing to do with Obamacare.
Has Congress approved a program to provide welfare recipients with free cars and a monthly stipend for gas? No, more fake news.
More bogus news from the National Report.
Checking the claim that “after the election, Obama admits he will give amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants.”
Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove, in another television ad, depicts Republican challenger Doug Ose as opposing access to birth control and being against abortion rights, showing the former congressman backpedaling in black-and-white footage.
Republican congressional candidate Doug Ose, a successful developer from Sacramento County, has been unfairly criticized by Democrats over the reason his personal wealth increased while he served six years in the House. Now, Ose is out with a mostly misleading TV ad of his own that claims it’s Bera who has been getting rich off government.