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"The only people in this town that have voted to cut Medicare spending are the people who voted in favor of Obamacare. That’s a fact."

In a lawsuit between private citizens, a Florida judge "announced the decision was going to be based on Islamic Law."

In early voting in Miami-Dade County, "there is a trickle of two or three people a day at a very high cost to keep those public libraries and polls open."

"Every person on death row was a foster kid."

To pay for government growth, leaders of both parties "borrowed $4 billion a day, leaving us with today's $14 trillion debt."

In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.

"Before this (federal health care) law was enacted, Florida parents ... were able to purchase inexpensive 'child-only' coverage for their children. The law’s 'consumer protections' have now eliminated that choice in Florida."

"The entire state of Florida led the nation last year with the most prison inmates committing tax fraud."

"We know that every 85 visitors create one Florida job."

Recent stories from Laura Figueroa
Startling claims spring from debate on elections bills

Two elections bills moving through the Florida Legislature are sparking claims about voter fraud and inefficient voting methods. We take a look at a couple of the more startling claims. 

Fact-checking the Florida constitutional amendments

Once you get past the high-profile Senate and governor's races on Nov. 2, 2010, you'll find a half-dozen proposed constitutional amendments. We fact-checked those issues, too. 

Fact-checking the 'Ground Zero mosque' debate

We temper emotional appeals over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero with a few fact-checks.

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