Issue has already had its day in court
"This is the first time since Roe was decided in 1973 that a court has granted personhood status to the preborn."
Claim needed a second opinion
U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin was "partly right" that a woman's body has a way of shutting down so that a pregnancy doesn't occur if she's raped.
Too liberal on this criticism
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss votes more with Democrats than with conservatives.
"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."
The other way around, experts say.
Operating a health care exchange would be "illegal" in Georgia and some states because of legislation passed in those states.
An errant claim
The "error rates" for the Fulton County elections department are "well below the average."
Maybe this was right a few years ago.
Clayton County Government
"Clayton County offers the lowest operating millage rate in Metro Atlanta."
No benefits for this claim
Senior Citizens League
" … if the Agreement goes into effect, the millions of Mexican citizens who will become eligible for Social Security benefits may have a far stronger claim to benefits and protection against cuts than U.S. citizens!"
This link is a stretch
Patriot Majority USA
Gov. Nathan Deal "has taken at least $15,600 from the (Koch brothers), their businesses, and their employees."
Put a bullet in this claim
A United Nations arms treaty would "almost certainly force" the U.S. to "create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation."
This number is meaningless
A proposed tax to fund transportation projects would spend $90,000 to take a single vehicle off the road during the morning and afternoon commute.
Funding the federal health care law without a tax hike will "require the state to cut nearly a quarter of its annual budget."
Still not accurate
The health care law is "the largest tax [increase] in the history of our country"
A spin too far
The Americans for Tax Reform pledge "relates to new taxes that were going to be initiated by legislative action."
Light rail claim light on proof
Transportation Leadership Coalition
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority "concluded that light rail in Cobb County would more than double commute time and would therefore be unsuccessful in alleviating traffic congestion."
Virtually? Not exactly.
"When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran."
It's must see TV, Mr. Mayor.
H. Ford Gravitt
"We don’t allow filming inside of the City Hall unless there is a specific reason."
No zombie tax - for now
A proposed regional transportation tax will last "a minimum" of 10 years, and has been approved to last longer.
Jobs claim running on fumes
The Keystone oil pipeline "would employ 20,000 people in the United States."
Talking point botches numbers
New federal projections estimate that the health care overhaul "will cost $1.76 trillion over 10 years -- well above the $940 billion Democrats originally claimed."
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