Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

All stories featuring George Allen

Allen and Kaine have big differences on budget issues

Allen has signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases and relies on spending cuts to slash deficits. Kaine says there must be a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.

Ad Watch: Allen and the GOP go after Kaine

Kaine, in his final budget, unsuccessfully proposed a 1 percent income tax increase. Many, but not all, individual earners at the $17,000 level would have seen their tax bill rise.

Ad Watch: Kaine attacks Allen on abortion and birth control

Allen’s campaign did not respond to a PolitiFact inquiry on whether he’s interested in overturning Roe v. Wade.

A quick look at the final Allen-Kaine debate

Tim Kaine and George Allen squared off for the fifth time Thursday night, reinforcing their positions on jobs, health care and the budget. Here's a review of some of their claims:

A quick look at the latest Allen-Kaine debate

Tim Kaine and George Allen made a number of statements in Monday night's debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's a recap: 

Ad Watch: The latest Crossroads attack on Kaine

The latest Crossroads GPS ad recycles some claims George Allen has been making about Tim Kaine’s record on taxes and defense spending.

In context: George Allen's comments on government waste

 A Democratic super PAC says, in a TV ad, that  George Allen "called programs like Medicare and Social Security a `waste.'" Is that an fair assessment of Allen's comments, or taking advantage of a few garbled words?

A quick look at the Allen-Kaine debate

George Allen and Tim Kaine made a number of statements in their debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's our review. Look for more on the debate in the days ahead.

A quick take on the Allen Kaine debate:

George Allen and Tim Kaine made a number of statements in their Senate debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's our review. Look for more on the debate here in the days ahead.

Ad Watch: Majority PAC makes underwhelming boast about Kaine

Was keeping Virginia's unemployment rate below the national average really a major accomplishment for Tim Kaine when he was governor? We checked.

Fact-checking the GOP Senate debate

The four Republican candidates squared off for the first time in Roanoke. We put some of their claims to the Truth-O-Meter. More from PolitiFact Virginia: *In Context: McDonnell denies his impending ad campaign *Ad Watch: Obama lauds his energy record *Ad Watch: American Energy Alliance blames Obama for gas prices

Ron Paul’s claim on gas prices touches off fire

Gas prices are going up, but an overstatement about their creep by presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas set the Truth-O-Meter aflame.

Truth-squading the Senate debate

The 90-minute debate gave us just what we wanted for the holidays: a new list of political claims to fact check.

Virginia Republicans twist Obama's statement on Israel's borders

Did Obama really break with U.S. policy and call on Israel to return to its 1967 borders? No.

Senate race puts Truth-O-Meter in late-October mode

The Truth-O-Meter and the Flop-O-Meter went into late-October mode last week when former Gov. Tim Kaine announced he would run for the seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Jim Webb. Republican George Allen did not take it lightly.

Politicians say the strangest things

We always call the person who made the claim and ask where he or she got the information that his or her statement was based on. Sometimes the answers are a little surprising.