George Will's file:
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Columnist from Maryland

George Will is a conservative columnist syndicated by the Washington Post.

Recent statements involving George Will

"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."

Says President Barack Obama carried Congressional District 13 "by 8.2 points in 2008 and 5.6 points in 2012."

"Any Floridian who has ever requested an absentee ballot henceforth gets one automatically."

"Most of the (Affordable Care Act) has already in some sense been waived or otherwise suspended."

Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.  

Recent stories featuring George Will

Turning it over to readers:

We hear regularly from PolitiFact Wisconsin readers, so we decided it's time to give them some space.

Here's the debut of our Mailbag.

George Will “hearts” Rick Perry:

Over lunch with Gov. Rick Perry in San Antonio, conservative pundit George Will developed a column extolling Perry’s potential as a presidential aspirant — and plowed into turf we’d previously worked ...

Fact-checking the pundits on Wisconsin's budget:

We look at what's being said about the budget controversy in Wisconsin.

Truth-O-Meter stuck on Half True:

The Truth-O-Meter spent much of the past week stuck on Half True.

Hope as we might that politicians and pundits would be beacons of truth, they struggled to get things right on everything from mammograms to the federal budget.

In one case, both Democrats and Republicans fumbled on the same issue: foreign money in U.S. elections. And in one case -- taxes -- a Republican got it mostly right.

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Here's how things went down: 

The facts on foreign money in the 2010 campaign :

President Barack Obama finds a target for his speculation about foreign money being used for attack ads against Democrats: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But George Will counters that it's no different than AFL-CIO. We check the facts.
 

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