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Lois Norder

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Lois Norder is an investigations editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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"The commission form of government is definitely losing favor in the United States."  

"(Jack Kingston) had more earmarks at one time than every member of the Georgia delegation put together."  

Says "74 percent of small-business people believe that Obamacare is a bad idea."  

Says "by reducing chronic health care costs in the State of Georgia, we can reduce the $32.8 billion lost each year due to lack of productivity and economic costs."

When SACS came back to the DeKalb County School District to give a midterm review, we got straight A’s.

"Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, (Democrats) sat on their hands and did nothing" when they were the majority.

Americans spend more than $160 billion and 6 billion hours per year complying with the tax code.

The Hispanic population in Gwinnett and Henry counties has increased by 153 percent and 339 percent, respectively, since 2000 while Republican presidential candidates are getting a smaller percentage of the vote in those counties.

Paula Deen supported and campaigned for Barack Obama.

Electricity rates are 40 percent higher in states that have required utility companies to use a certain amount of renewable energy such as solar power.

Recent stories from Lois Norder
Biden and Ryan exchange claims, barbs in Kentucky debate

The second debate — and only debate for vice presidential candidates — of the presidential election season is in the books. And like their running mates a week ago, the second-in-command contenders had a lot to say.

In some heated exchanges, Vice President Joseph Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan accused each other of distorting information, repeating some familiar talking points from the presidential campaigns.

PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia are checking statements made by the two candidates Thursday night in Danville, Ky.

We will be updating our online site — http://www.politifact.com/georgia/ — throughout the day as fact-checks are completed. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. And they can follow on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Below are some initial fact-checks on statements by the candidates or major themes they broached during Thursday’s debate. 

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