Wisconsin is second in the nation in losing jobs? Milwaukee is second-highest in the recovery of children from sex trafficking? In Wisconsin, a woman earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns? A look at 10 recent claims on the eve of the state Democratic convention.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 08:58 a.m.
Over the past year, we have done a number of articles related to veterans and the military. They include factchecks of statements made by Wisconsin congressional representatives Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore, among others.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 08:43 a.m.
Gov. Scott Walker continues to click with PolitiFact Wisconsin readers. The three items that got the most page-views on our site in August 2013 were each Walker-related. And two of those involved perhaps the central issue of Walker's tenure: jobs. Rounding out the High Five were statements by Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.
After a Pentagon report estimated that 26,000 members of the armed forces were sexually assaulted in 2012, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, blamed military culture for the military’s sexual assault problem. Her take -- and subsequent criticism from conservatives -- create a space for In Context, an occasional feature that tells more of the story about statements that get widespread attention.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
As the Supreme Court mulls over the fate of the Voting Rights Act, House Democrat Gwen Moore cites House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner's backing of the landmark law as she advocates for saving it. But do the pair really agree on what constitutes a threat to voting rights? We take a look.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
When Gov. Scott Walker proposed reforming Medicaid, food stamps and unemployment compensation, all in one speech, the howls from the left were sharp. But what did Walker, who increasingly is viewed as a presidential candidate in 2016, actually say? We explore with our In Context feature.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
The Democrats wrapped up their convention Thursday night in Charlotte with President Barack Obama making his case for four more years on the job. Prior to the president’s culminating speech, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims made by former President Bill Clinton and political leaders during convention appearances. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.
By Janel Davis :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
We're fact-checking the speeches on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 11:56 p.m.
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