All stories featuring Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson claims 45,000 people die a year because they lack health insurance

We explain the science -- and the skepticism -- of studies that pin down the number of deaths due to not having health insurance.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 01:49 p.m.

Fact-checking the U.S. Chamber on Alan Grayson

The fiery liberal's "Die quickly!" taunt lives on in a new campaign ad.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 05:48 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011

We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.

Get the Truth-O-Meter ready! Alan Grayson's running

Love him or love-to-hate him, Alan Grayson is returning to the political stage -- having announced he'll run for Congress in 2012. We unearth our favorite Grayson fact-checks.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 10:34 a.m.

Get the Truth-O-Meter ready! Alan Grayson's running

Love him or love-to-hate him, Alan Grayson is returning to the political stage -- having announced he'll run for Congress in 2012. We unearth our favorite Grayson fact-checks.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 08:52 a.m.

PolitiFact Florida wins two Green Eyeshade awards

See the five fact checks that we submitted to the judges.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 09:39 a.m.

PolitiFact Florida turns 1!

We've been so busy covering the hectic first weeks of the 2011 Florida legislative session, we forgot to celebrate an important milestone. We've turned 1. Read about our busy first year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 06:42 a.m.

Fact-checking Gov. Scott's first State of the State message

Florida Gov. Rick Scott used his first State of the State speech to push hard for his budget-cutting, tax-cutting, job-growing agenda. Here’s how he fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

By John Bartosek, Angie Drobnic Holan, Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 items of 2010

PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 04:16 p.m.

Post election, Florida's politicians find the truth

Something must be wrong. In the month or so since the election, Florida politicians have been getting their facts right. Are we on our way out of a job? We take a look.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 02:14 p.m.

Campaign ads that mattered

Most campaign ads this year pummeled viewers into submission -- or apathy. But a few didn't. Here are eight that changed the trajectory of their races.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 04:56 p.m.

Fact-checking the unbelievable 2010 election campaigns

No matter the results Tuesday, the biggest loser in Florida's epic 2010 election season may be the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 09:03 p.m.

'Taliban Dan': The kinder, gentler sequel

Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, made waves (and enemies) when he ran an ad that called his opponent "Taliban Dan." Now he he's airing a new ad that tones back the rhetoric a bit. We check the facts.

By Louis Jacobson, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 09:30 a.m.

'Taliban Dan': The kinder, gentler sequel

Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, made waves (and enemies) when he ran an ad that called his opponent "Taliban Dan." Now he he's airing a new ad that tones back the rhetoric a bit. We check the facts.

By Louis Jacobson, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 05:55 p.m.

Four weeks to go: Heading down the home stretch

Four weeks to go, and the month opened with a flood of Falses. From Bible verses to solar panels, lost jobs to lost Medicare benefits, all False – or worse.

By John Bartosek :: Published on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.

Fact-checking Alan Grayson's 'Taliban Dan Webster' ad

Alan Grayson, the pull-no-punches Democrat from Central Florida, has launched a stinging new ad equating his Republican opponent's views to those of the Taliban. PolitiFact Florida takes a look at two of the claims.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 03:18 p.m.

'Stairway to Heaven' meets 'Bridge to Nowhere'

In what figures to be a highly competitive U.S. House race, incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson is attacking his Republican opponent Daniel Webster for a spiral staircase Webster had constructed while House Speaker in 1996.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 04:59 p.m.

Fact-checker's delight: Bachmann vs. Grayson

Could we resist fact-checking the most quotable firebrands of the right and the left when they appeared together on CNN? No, we could not.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 07:06 p.m.

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