Sunday, April 19th, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

Marco Rubio and a gay marriage constitutional amendment: what we know

MSNBC points to a Christian Coalition survey as evidence the senator supports a federal law, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies.

Fact-checking Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio announced that he will run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for March

Claims from Jeb Bush, SeaWorld and a gun rights advocacy group topped were among our most popular last month.

Mailbag: 'How can this FALSE claim be Mostly True?'

Readers talk back about our fact-checks of claims about gators vs. guns, school tests and prayer rugs.

Fact-checking Florida’s Legislature at the halfway point

We have fact-checked claims about school tests, Medicaid expansion, online voter registration and a statistical claim about attacks by alligators vs. gun permit holders.

Fact-checking Patrick Murphy, Democratic hopeful to succeed Marco Rubio

The Treasure Coast congressman who ousted GOP firebrand Allen West wants to run for Senate in 2016.

Fact-checking Rick Scott on the environment and sea-level rise

As Gov. Rick Scott denies news reports that say his administration tried to ban the use of term "climate change," we look back at our fact-checks about the governor and the environment.

PolitiFact Florida’s 5 top fact-checks in February

Claims by Alcee Hastings, Marco Rubio were among our most popular.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Fact-checking claims about Selma and Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

PolitiFact Florida is annotating Gov. Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech. Watch live.

Rick Scott challenges Legislature to help him keep his promises

The governor has asked lawmakers to enact several of his second-term campaign promises on taxes, education and the environment. Fact-checks about the Florida Legislature

Fact-checks about the Florida Legislature

As the Florida Legislature convenes, PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked claims about bills related to guns, voter registration and school tests.

Fact-checking Alcee Hastings who called Texas 'crazy'

PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked several claims from the longtime congressman from Broward County, including provocative comments about Texas. 

Examining Florida's Sunshine Law in wake of Gerald Bailey controversy

Questions and accusations fly after the FDLE commissioner was forced out, so PolitiFact Florida explains the state public records laws that some suggest was violated.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

New rules about normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations set off political claims from Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and others.