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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.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 04:30 p.m.

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.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 04:45 p.m.

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 05:50 p.m.

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 05:00 p.m.

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.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 04:00 p.m.

Booker vs. the Truth-O-Meter

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 11:10 a.m.

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 01:35 p.m.

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 07:00 a.m.

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.  

By Janel Davis :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

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.

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

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.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

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

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

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.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

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?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 03:44 p.m.

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?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 03:28 p.m.

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.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

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

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 07:30 a.m.

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