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PolitiFact Florida’s top 5 fact-checks for September 2015

Claims from the GOP presidential debate about Donald Trump, President Barack Obama and vaccines fueled the most interest in the Truth-O-Meter last month.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush vs. Donald Trump after CNN debate

We look back at attacks between frontrunner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.  

Fact checking Scott Walker in the second debate

How did Scott Walker do, factcheck-wise, in the second Republican presidential go-round? We check it out.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush vs. Donald Trump

As the second GOP debate approaches, we look back at attacks between frontrunner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.  

Donald Trump, rallying in Big D, has a Truth-O-Meter record laden with False ratings

Donald Trump, rallying in Dallas, brings a Truth-O-Meter record heavy with False ratings.   Let us know if you hear something fresh we should check?   SEE TRUMP'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and the Iran deal

A high-profile trio--Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin--rallied against the Iran nuclear deal.   HELPFULLY, PolitiFact posted your six things to know about the Iran deal.   See Trump's PolitiFact report card here; see Cruz's report card here.

Jobs fact-checks for Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our recent fact-checks about the labor market and employment statistics.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for August 2015

Claims about illegal immigration, abortion and college costs were hot topics in the presidential race.  

10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.  

RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta. They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists. The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are: Friday Aug. 7: 10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry 1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal 3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina 4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Saturday Aug. 8 9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame  

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for July 2015

GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump battled for attention a month before the first debate. Readers made their claims the most-read fact-checks of the month.  

Donald Trump over-counts U.S. 'illegals'

Donald Trump says he heard there could be 34 million U.S. "illegals."   PANTS ON FIRE, PolitiFact Florida found.   NEW: Pundit correctly says majority of Hispanic residents in the country were born in the U.S.   As of 2012, according to a federal agency, some 11.4 million residents lived in the country without legal authorization. Others put the number between 11 million and 12 million. MORE AHEAD:

Are illegal immigrants bringing ‘tremendous’ disease across the border, as Trump says? Unlikely

Donald Trump claimed that "tremendous infectious disease" is coming across the border. Experts said it’s a dubious claim.

Were Donald Trump, John Cornyn 'draft dodgers'?

In 2014, we found no substance to a claim John Cornyn dodged the draft.   Did Donald Trump dodge? PolitiFact just lofted a jump ball.   SEE THE TRUMP STORY HERE. SEE THE CHECK PER JOHN CORNYN HERE.   NEW: See our story showing tweets from the 2015 global fact-checking summit in London, HERE.

Was Trump a 'draft dodger'?

The Republican presidential candidate's disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have renewed questions about Trump's Vietnam draft record.

Trump makes provocative entry into 2016 presidential race

Real estate tycoon and reality television star Donald Trump carried his legendary reputation for making provocative remarks into his opening foray into the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s comments about illegal Mexican immigrants snagged the spotlight in the already crowded presidential contest and set off political fireworks. Three weeks later, Trump is still fending off criticism for saying Mexico is sending people with drug and criminal problems, even "some rapists," across the border into the United States. Millions of Americans know Trump from the reality television show "The Apprentice" and its catchphrase "You’re Fired." He’s also been in and out of the news for decades for his high-profile business ventures, his marital woes and romances, political jabs and trivia spats. Remember his persistence with the birther claim on President Barack Obama? The feud with Rosie O’Donnell? Some of Trump’s statements have crossed our path. We’ve fact-checked 20 statements, none of which we rated True. We rated two (9 percent) Mostly True, three (14 percent) Half True, 10 (45 percent) False and five (23 percent) Pants on Fire. Click the headline to read a sampling of our fact-checks, plus a brief bio.

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

Call the doctor! Truthiness in critical condition

Truthiness was in critical condition at PolitiFact Georgia last week. Our team published three fact checks in a row on health care. The first from presidential hopeful Herman Cain on CT scans flat-lined. One by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia on Internal Revenue Service agents and the health care overhaul was DOA. Another by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about hospital care survived and is in good condition. Even on issues outside of health care, truthiness looked at least a little bit puny. A claim by Donald Trump that the U.S. no longer builds bridges needed major surgery, as did a statement by MARTA’s chairman that the transit system is getting safer. Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to join the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Fact-checking CPAC

We fact-check speeches from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.