The Pope file:
Charles Pope


Charles Pope is the Washington reporter for the Oregonian.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Charles Pope

Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"

Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."

Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."

Says "tax revenues are the lowest they have been since World War II."

"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax."

"Oregon schools receive millions of dollars per year in federal school lunch assistance and yet they are required to spend that money almost anywhere but Oregon."

Says "one in four women and one in seven men have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime."

Says the Pentagon has never passed a financial audit. In fact,  the Pentagon is exempt from a federal law that requires all federal agencies to complete annual audits.

"Between 1982 and 2007 the cost of a college education increased 439 percent."

In just a few decades, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, other mandatory spending programs, and paying interest due on the debt will eclipse our entire budget.

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Fact-checking Romney's private fundraiser remarks

Grainy video of Mitt Romney talking to big-dollar donors May 17  in Florida has the political world in a tizzy.
PolitiFact has looked into Romney’s remarks in the secretly recorded video and fact-checked several of the comments. Several abbreviated versions of those fact-checks appear below.    
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