We're watching and say Mostly False
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey gave the government the power to electronically spy on Americans without a warrant.
Did they lay off their fact checker?
"Since the beginning of the economic downturn in FY 2008, the state workforce has been reduced by 12.4 percent as part of overall cost savings measures to balance the budget to reduce revenues."
A do over for this claim?
"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.
Don't hold your breath
Citizens for Transportation Mobility
A government analysis shows under a proposed transportation tax, "metro Atlanta will create or support an additional 200,000 new jobs, including jobs that are maintained year over year."
Transit claim goes off track
Taxpayers subsidize 80 percent of each MARTA trip
$400 million estimate not so "close."
Georgia crackdown on illegal immigration costs state farmers $400 million last year.
Data may be a decade old
Before the HOPE scholarship, "70 percent of the high school students who made 1400 or above on their SAT left the state of Georgia. Now, 70 percent of those stay in the state of Georgia."
Call center claim gets poor reception
"The state [food stamp call center] program is administered from foreign shores."
More research needed to support this number
"Every 1 percent increase in the cost of health insurance today causes about 30,000 Georgians to be uninsured."
Claim needs revision
The "Democrat majority in the Senate has failed to submit [a] budget in the past 1,000 days."
Prayer? Yes. Vigil? No.
A socially conservative group sponsored a "prayer vigil" to stop people from buying Girl Scout cookies because it thinks the Girl Scouts are affiliated with Planned Parenthood.
We're playing catch-up
The Atlanta area’s water planning district "is now the national leader in conservation."
GLOW bus made no house calls
When Georgia tightened its voter identification laws, the state sent a van and photographer to the homes of people who needed photo IDs and made them for free.
Gingrich claim on Bernanke largely inflated
Ben Bernanke has been the most "inflationary" chairman in the history of the Federal Reserve.
Many tweeps not real peeps
Says his Twitter account has 1.3 million followers.
Long's claim short on important details.
"The [Georgia] General Assembly took away the Atlanta Board of Education’s oversight of the superintendent."
Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has "exactly the same" challenges as Ronald Reagan’s successful 1980 bid.
Sorry Al, Montgomery has greater civil rights claim, experts say.
"(Birmingham, Ala.) is the cradle of the civil rights movement."
Fourteen came. Seven stayed.
A "substantial number" of probationers participating in a pilot project to ease the farm labor shortage are able to "finish the work."
Cain in state of confusion
Muslims tried to use Sharia law to influence court decisions in New Jersey and Oklahoma
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