Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Mark Naymik is a columnist at The Plain Dealer. He previously was a politics writer, covering city, county and state politics since 2001. Before joining the Plain Dealer, he worked for alternative weekly newspapers in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Mark Naymik
Says U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is responsible for "over $14 trillion in debt."
"The Ohio Democratic Party has raised $1.1 million since the November election. A very small percentage of that has come from organized labor."
Ohio Director of Job Creation "Mark Kvamme just clawed back about $900,000 from companies that made promises and they didn't keep them."
Recent stories from Mark NaymikPolitiFact Georgia roasts pants, brightens lives
Nothing beats a good, warm fire to brighten our lives during these frigid winter days. So last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia set two pairs of pants ablaze. The first Pants On Fire ruling belonged to TV and radio host Glenn Beck, who compared a real Ohio town to fictional Bedford Falls of the classic holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The second belonged to AMC hit show "The Walking Dead," which blew up Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the Zombie Apocalypse. Some pairs survived intact. President Barack Obama did OK and a crime ranking earned a Half True, but the britches of the National Football League Players Association got singed. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.Beck's tale of the 'real' Bedford Falls not so real
The talk show host likens an Ohio town to Bedford Falls from It's a Wonderful Life. PolitiFact Ohio checked to see if he was right that the town didn't want federal help.
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