Al Sharpton's file:
Sharpton

Democrat from New York

The Rev. Al Sharpton, a minister based in New York City, is founder of the National Action Network civil rights organization. He is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and he hosts MSNBC PoliticsNation. Sharpton has run for the U.S. Senate and was a Democratic candidate for president in 2004.

Recent statements involving Al Sharpton

The "priorities" of more than three-quarters of Americans are to increase the minimum wage, create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and require background checks for gun buyers.

Under Obama, the national debt "has been reduced every year for the last five years."

Says President Barack Obama "has taken 92 days of vacation since he was sworn in," compared to 367 for President George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency.

One Wisconsin school district "is so worried about losing state funding that it has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time."

Recent stories featuring Al Sharpton

A look at claims about minimum wage:

Increasingly, state Sen. Nikiya Harris is making a push to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin.

Here is a recent look at claims related to the minimum wage from elsewhere, and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking 'PoliticsNation':

On Tuesday's PoliticsNation, host Al Sharpton and guests Rep. Jim McDermott and Goldie Taylor confused their talking points.

Differences between the debt and the deficit:

On Tuesday's PoliticsNation, host Al Sharpton and guest Goldie Taylor confused debt with deficit.

A look at our Walker and recall-related statements:

As Democrats launch their drive to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, here's a look at some of the claims -- from both sides -- you're likely to see repeated.

And repeated.

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