Rubio didn't say these quotes
Says Marco Rubio said that "felons should not have their voting rights restored" but that "convicted felons should be allowed to own guns after they have done their time."
— PolitiFact Florida
No evidence, historians say
Say George Washington said that "when government takes away citizens’ right to bear arms it becomes citizens’ duty to take away government’s right to govern."
Not pulled out of thin air, but not accurate
"Fox admits they lie" and, under the First Amendment, "have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves."
No arrrest warrants issued
Former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney are "unable to visit Europe due to outstanding warrants."
Entirely mischaracterizes the trend
"Gun homicide is down 49 percent in the past 12 years."
It was true for a brief moment in mid-2012
"For every one job created under the Obama administration, 75 people went on food stamps."
Lots of interventions, few "invasions"
"22 Countries Invaded by the U.S. in 20 Years."
Meme gets numbers wrong, ignores key context
The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.
Lots of smoke, but no fire, for this claim
"In 1916, the U.S. government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees would need to be cut down."
Constitution still applies to border searches
A judge's order means there's a "Constitution exemption zone" if you live "within 100 miles of the United States border."
This claim needs a recount
A precinct in the Allen West-Patrick Murphy recount has "7 registered voters in Guatemalan community and the tally showed 900 voted!!!!!"
Vaguely worded claim cherry-picks the less-relevant of two measures
"75 percent of the Obamacare tax falls on the middle class."
Chart from a student paper goes viral
Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise