Friday, October 31st, 2014

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

PolitiFact Florida wins two Green Eyeshade awards

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.