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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

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

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