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Tom Feran is a reporter with The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.
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Recent stories from Tom FeranTop 16 myths about the health care law
Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.Top 16 myths about the health care law
Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.When the Truth-O-Meter combusts
We've fact-checked several claims recently that have received our worst rating -- Pants on Fire! Here's a quick rundown of the inaccuracies on topics from abortion to the federal income tax.Cuyahoga County budget claim leads to confusion for Ed FitzGerald's gubernatorial campaign
PolitiFact Ohio discovered an erroneous statement when we were asked to check a claim on Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald's gubernatorial campaign website. It turned out to be a mistake that was quickly corrected, but it led to further confusion about a similar statement FitzGerald made in a speech. We try to clear things up.'It's on page 107 of the health care bill!'
Chain emails about the health care law are zooming to an inbox near you. Are they accurate? Not so much.Do protection orders really protect? The answer isn’t clear
Is it a myth that protection orders work? PolitiFact Ohio was interested. We found several studies that suggest protection orders can be effective in deterring further violence, but we also found there are pitfalls in trying to prove whether they provide actual protection. So we’re reporting our findings here, but not making a ruling on the Truth-O-Meter.Is Ted Cruz constitutionally eligible to be president?
Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." PolitiFact Ohio dug in.Is Ted Cruz eligible under the Constitution to become president?
Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." We look at the legal issues.PolitiFact Ohio marks two years of the Truth-O-Meter
Observers decrying a decline in the quality of political discourse used to cite 30-second sound bites as a symptom or cause.
The debate over the Affordable Care Act will go on, even with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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