Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Oregon

Jeff Merkley's Social Security claim elicits blasts from both sides: PolitiFact Oregon

PolitiFact Oregon checked a claim by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that "Social Security doesn't contribute one cent to the deficit." The minute the story went up, those on both sides of the argument started howling.

Fox News, Megyn Kelly on Al Sharpton, Beckel and Bolling on taxes: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Many on the left criticize Fox News as, essentially, a right-wing propaganda machine. Today's PolitiFact Oregon takes a look at recent claims made on Fox and lets readers draw their own conclusions.

Ice Bucket Challenge claim up in flames, American 'fools': PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The Pants are aflame in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, with everything from the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge to Alaska's Mark Begich making the cut.

Campaign cash in Oregon: Will GOP candidates outspend Democrats?

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told a Labor Day crowd that "every" Democratic candidate will be outspend this election by Republican counterparts. Is he right? PolitiFact Oregon took a look.

Obama's vacation observation, Mitch McConnell's millions: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The president takes a swipe at Congress for being on "vacation" all month (never mind his own two-week golfing get-away), while Scott Walker boasts of investing millions in worker-training programs -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Arkansas' retirement rage, Pumpkin Festival terrorists, Scott Walker: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, touts the big savings from his union-trimming law, while comedian John Oliver says one New Hampshire burg cited terrorist threats to its Pumpkin Festival in applying for a military vehicle. All that and more in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

George Soros and Ebola, Lindsey Graham's 'attack,' Rio Grande crime: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup includes everything from claims that billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to assertions that crime in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is below that of other big-cities areas in the Lone Star State.

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

Murder at the Texas border, California's immigrant influx: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Texas Gov. Rick Perry claims that thousands of murders have been committed by illegal immigrants near the U.S. border, while the president talks up the country's economic recovery, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Clinton versus Reagan, Rick Perry's letter, North Korea's World Cup chances:

Hillary Clinton claims her husband was "a hundred times" more effective at creating jobs than President Ronald Reagan. Time for today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Hobby Lobby blowback, Ted Cruz, National Right to Life: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Hillary Clinton weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision, while Sen. Ted Cruz claims the president wants amnesty for border-crossers. Are they right? PolitiFact Oregon checked.

Obama on leave, Biden in stocks, Western threats in Syria: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

President Obama makes a pitch for paid maternity leaves, while his Veep issues a couple of claims of his own relating to personal wealth. All in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.