Articles from May, 2011

Introducing the Buck-O-Meter

The Buck-O-Meter will track new Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s performance on each of his campaign promises — we’ve identified 33 so far.

By Richard Danielson :: Published on Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 6:20 p.m.

PolitiFact on TV: Dissecting that amazing catch

PolitiFact Florida reporter Aaron Sharockman explains two recent Truth-O-Meter rulings to Bay News 9's Al Ruechel.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

George LeMieux vs. Bill Nelson on earmarks

In a Web ad, former Republican U.S. Sen. George LeMieux attacks Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson over the issue of earmarks, and specifically ties Nelson to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. The ad then claims LeMieux has never requested a single earmark. We check it out.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 2:27 p.m.

Voting should be tough, lawmaker says -- just like in Africa

A state senator says he's okay with making it difficult to vote. "Do you read the stories about the people in Africa? The people in the desert, who literally walk two and three hundred miles so they can have the opportunity to do what we do ..." Say what?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

The 2011 legislative session is nearly over. Will Rick Scott come out a winner?

Rick Scott's first legislative session is ending without much movement on some of his biggest campaign promises. No big corporate income tax rate cut. No Arizona-style immigration law. A compromise on employee pension contributions. But are there silver linings for Florida's new governor?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 10:07 a.m.

President Obama's 2008 pledge to kill Osama bin Laden is a Promise Kept

During the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama pledged several times that he would act to capture or kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Today, that's a Promise Kept on our Obameter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 3:26 p.m.

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