PolitiFact has often noted that economists say governors have a small effect their state's economy. For better or worse, the same thing was true when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts.
The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.
By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 01:47 p.m.
But Axelrod was wrong when he said McDonnell balanced Virginia's budget by borrowing $3 billion against future federal transportation receipts. And McDonnell erred when he said "30 years after World War II, we cut the deficit every year."
By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 02:39 p.m.
White House adviser David Axelrod tried to attack the GOP agenda on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. We rate his accuracy here.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.
Obama adviser David Axelrod creates his own chain e-mail to combat the e-mails from opponents of health care reform.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, August 14th, 2009 at 06:30 p.m.
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