Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for August 2015

Claims about illegal immigration, abortion and college costs were hot topics in the presidential race.  

10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.  

Checking in on Jebio

Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have been saying plenty of things on the campaign trail. The Truth-O-Meter has been keeping up with them.

Jeb Bush selectively recounts details of Iraq and ISIS

The former Florida governor tries to blame Democrats and leaves out his brother’s involvement while discussing foreign policy.

Fact-checking Ferguson, one year later

On the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, we look back at our fact-checks about police issues and race.

For the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a look back at our fact-checks

We review claims we’ve checked about voter purges, election laws and racial issues at the ballot box.  

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for July 2015

GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump battled for attention a month before the first debate. Readers made their claims the most-read fact-checks of the month.  

Six fact-checks related to African-American issues

As Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, we look at some of our fact-checks of the 2016 presidential candidates’ comments on the black community.  

Ever-evolving Charlie Crist considers run for redrawn 13th congressional district

The former governor's history in Florida politics is long and complex, just like his record on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking David Jolly, Florida's latest U.S. Senate candidate

U.S. Rep. Jolly, whose congressional district is poised to change significantly due to a court-ordered redrawing, is throwing his hat into the ring for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.

Fact-checking Alan Grayson, candidate for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will challenge U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in a Democratic primary in 2016, vying for the seat held by Sen. Marco Rubio.   

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for June 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially announced his 2016 candidacy for president, leading to a fresh round of attacks and claims.  

Political group makes five points about Jeb Bush's record

Women's rights advocates Ultraviolet dig up dirt on the presidential candidate, but some of them don't pass PolitiFact's muster.

IMG Academy projects big economic numbers from expansion, but doesn’t say how

The Legislature put $2 million into the budget at the last minute for the Bradenton-area sports school, which promises thousands of jobs and millions for the state and local economy. But experts say those numbers may be too high.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush who will announce for president June 15

PolitiFact has fact-checked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s claims about Iraq, immigration and education.