Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Al Hunt's file

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Al Hunt is the executive editor for Washington for Bloomberg News.

Hunt's statements by ruling

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Recent statements involving Al Hunt

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It's an Islamic cultural center, with a mosque

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Yes, state and federal stats show crime is down

Recent stories featuring Al Hunt

In Context: Scott Walker's "healthy balance" remark

Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:

"Healthy balance."

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:

Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)

Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)

Politicians had a rough time with the truth

The truth and politicos were strangers last week.

The Truth-O-Meter ruled Half True and worse on statements about "dirty" campaign contributions, stimulus spending, the community center and mosque near ground zero, and sexual deviance.

And our Flip-O-Meter, which detects whether politicians have shifted their opinions, found that a gubernatorial candidate inched away from his ideal of running a "civil and polite" campaign.

Here's how the politicos fared: