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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

Was George W. Bush recently arrested for cocaine?

Of course not -- just another piece of "satire" passed off as news.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: (False) Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Every summer thousands of interns flood the offices of Capitol Hill. One of their primary duties is to give constituents tours of the famous buildings. But some of the stories they tell are completely wrong.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Would boosting the eligibility age for Medicare save it from ‘bankruptcy’?

We’ve explained to readers before about the error—by politicians in both parties—of saying Medicare is going “bust” or into “bankruptcy.” Let’s have a refresher course on that, and also explore the suggestion that boosting the eligibility age would save the program “for future generations.”

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Is Obama creating a ‘national school board’?

A closer look at federal and state education policy.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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