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Hobby Lobby and the gay employee

Did a Hobby Lobby store manager executed a gay employee by stoning. Of course not. More "satire" passed of as truth.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Lawnmower registration in New York State?

Is the state of New York requiring residents to take in their lawnmowers for annual safety inspections?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Fact-checking America's founding

In celebration of July 4, we've put together a collection of legends associated with the founding of the United States of America.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Obama’s Numbers, July 2014 Update

Our Regular Update of the Statistical Record During President Obama's Tenure.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Obama and Executive Overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on "Fox News Sunday," but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Jack Kingston’s Summer Re-Run

Rep. Jack Kingston repackages several deceptive claims about his opponent's business record in a new TV ad that has all the charm of a summer re-run.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s claim that Hobby Lobby wanted to stop covering all contraception procedures

Hillary Clinton said, “It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health-care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.” Is that correct?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Has President Obama said August 2014 is 'International Muslim Awareness Month'?

Nope, just another case of satire passed off as truth.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Didier leads in his poll, but electorate is far from decided

Internal polling by congressional candidate Clint Didier says he’s leading the race to replace Doc Hastings, but details in the documents suggest it’s anyone’s race to win.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Sebelius’s claim that Obamacare has brought ‘affordable coverage’ to 22 million people

Checking the claim that “there are now 22 million people with affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act."

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

How much blame to the media for mass shootings?

Media coverage of shootings causes more mass shootings and school shootings -- or does it?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A Club for Growth attack ad comes up short in Alabama

A conservative Washington Super PAC that has backed 6th District candidate Gary Palmer in the Republican runoff has come out with an ad attacking Palmer's opponent, Paul DeMarco. But one of the Club's claims does not seem to check out.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Bill Clinton’s strained comparison of diplomatic deaths in different administrations

Former President Bill Clinton said, “When 10 different instances occurred when President Bush was in office where American diplomatic personnel were killed around the world, how many outraged Republican members of Congress were there? Zero.” Is that accurate?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision

What did the Supreme Court rule?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Weather Channel founder and global warming

Did Weather Channel founder John Coleman issue comments refuting global warming?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

U.S. troops, Ramadan and sharia law

Are U.S. troops stationed in Muslim countries being ordered to fast and submit to Sharia law during Ramadan?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

How many people are employed by "closely held" companies?

A lot of people could be affected by the Supreme Court’s birth control decision — theoretically, at least.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Are Russians involved in a North Carolina state Senate campaign?

Those battling over "fracking" in North Carolina have long used arguments about national security and energy independence, but things got downright geopolitical in a fundraising email from state Sen. Chad Barefoot, R-Wake, this week. "The environmentalists are on the attack again – and this time, Russia is in the mix," leads off Barefoot's fundraising appeal to supporters.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Democratic Party challenges Ernst on federal minimum wage stance

A new Iowa Democratic Party ad targets the federal minimum wage stance of Joni Ernst, a state senator from Red Oak and the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Small Businesses, Bigger Paychecks?

“The analysis that we have seen, the studies and research that we’ve seen, is that 80 percent of small businesses already pay better than the minimum wage,” said San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria said at a June 16 press conference. Is that correct?

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

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