Janie Har is a reporter who covers politics for The Oregonian.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Janie Har
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."
Recent stories from Janie HarFact-checking more claims about the sequester
Broad-based cuts to the federal budget are starting to have an impact on states and cities. We look at our latest round of fact-checks on the cuts known as sequestration.Fact-checking more claims about the sequester
Broad-based cuts to the federal budget are starting to have an impact on states and cities. We look at our latest round of fact-checks on the cuts known as sequestration.PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.Fact-checks of Christmases past
Not even the holiday is exempt from political claims! Here are a few fact-checks from our archive for your stocking.Oregon 2012: From statewide to local, a recap of our rulings
Well, we've just been tickled by mailers featuring Communists and scared piggy banks, frustrated children and worried homeowners. As we near Election Day, we offer you a wrap-up of our findings, from statewide ballot measures to local library levies.Fact-checking the Portland mayor's race
Will it be Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales in November’s runoff for Portland mayor? Or Jefferson Smith and Brady? Or Hales versus Smith? Polls show that the three leading candidates are virtually tied with no one candidate likely to score the 50 percent plus one needed to win outright on Tuesday. With that in mind, here is a roundup of our fact checks on the candidates.Fact-checking claims in the 1st Congressional District
The election is almost over. Here we offer our fact checks in a race defined by claims about Medicare, partisanship and taxes.Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.The 2010 e-mail Hall of Shame, election edition
We review the most persistent chain e-mails and why they're just not true.The Voter Guide: Seven key distortions of the campaign
After examining hundreds of claims in the 2010 campaign, we've seen some patterns in how candidates -- and outside groups -- have twisted the facts.
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