Friday, October 31st, 2014

All stories featuring Cory Booker

On Senate election day, the Truth-O-Meter reviews Booker, Lonegan claims

From the financial fate of the national Social Security system to crime in Newark, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at eight of the more than 20 claims made by Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.

Booker latest Democrat to exaggerate gun violence statistic

First Rep. Charlie Rangel, and now Newark Mayor Cory Booker, have gone on national television recently and vastly overestimated the number of Americans killed by gun violence.

Frank Lautenberg versus the Truth-O-Meter: A look back

New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014

Truth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats

PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violence

Cory Booker files paperwork for U.S. Senate; how's he done against the Truth-O-Meter?

Cory Booker has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that marks a first step toward his running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014.

Booker vs. the Truth-O-Meter

We look back at how Newark's mayor has done on claims ranging from crime to health care.

Sen. Barbara Buono claims versus the Truth-O-Meter: Mostly True, Mostly False

The state senator from Middlesex County has had mixed results on claims about job gains, unemployment benefits and poverty

Cory Booker, Upendra Chivukula make claims about GOP plans on campaign finance, Medicare

Weekend Truth-O-Meter rulings look at difference in party platforms about campaign finance rules, whether Medicare would switch to a voucher system

Democrats on offensive before President Obama’s convention speech

President Barack Obama makes his case tonight for four more years in office during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Before he takes the stage, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested a few more claims made this week during the convention by Democratic leaders. We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.  

Political issues revisited as Democrats convene in Charlotte

Democrats head into the second day of their convention in Charlotte, trying to convince voters that President Barack Obama deserves another four-year term. PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter will be monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.

Cory Booker slams Chris Christie with familiar attack over health care funding cut

The Democratic mayor of Newark revived an argument previously tested against the Truth-O-Meter: state funding cuts for family planning services.

When it comes to the truth, New Jersey's Dems, GOP share unique bond

Against the Truth-O-Meter, both political parties fare about the same.

Flip-O-Meter, Truth-O-Meter rule on Christie, Booker statements

Claims about transportation financing, Obama's level of federal spending checked.

Truth-O-Meter tests claims by Jon Runyan, Cory Booker

Runyan gets a False, Booker a True, on their claims about solvency of Medicare, percentage of blacks incarcerated in New Jersey.

In context: Cory Booker and the 'nauseating' ads

Newark Mayor Cory Booker touched off a kerfuffle when he criticized the Obama campaign for hammering Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Booker's video response was interpreted as a backtrack. But how much did he really backtrack?

In context: Cory Booker and the 'nauseating' ads

Newark Mayor Cory Booker touched off a kerfuffle when he criticized the Obama campaign for hammering Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Booker's video response was interpreted as a backtrack. But how much did he really backtrack?

Cory Booker says Newark led nation in reducing shootings, murders during his first mayoral term

The Brick City did see reductions in both crimes during that time, but did it lead the nation? PolitiFact New Jersey isn't so sure.

PolitiFact New Jersey hands out True, Pants on Fire rulings for weekend claims

The Truth-O-Meter hits opposite ends of the ruling spectrum on claims about health care, President Obama's past