Thursday, October 30th, 2014

All stories featuring Harry Reid

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

How many billionaires support the Democratic vs. Republican parties?

Harry Reid said Democrats don't have many billionaire supporters compared with Republicans. That got us combing through the available data -- which is far from complete. A lot of campaign spending still happens without public disclosure.

In Context: Obamacare "train wreck"

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, a strident critic of Obamacare, likes to say that even strong supporters of the health care law have called its implementation a "train wreck." When he recently repeated the comment, attributing it to Obamacare backers Max Baucus and Harry Reid, we decided it was time for In Context, a closer look at what the two Democratic senators said.

Storm, mitigation claims checked by Truth-O-Meters

A look back at claims about Tropical Storm Irene, role of FEMA funding after natural disasters

Mailbag: Party conventions edition

As we kicked into high gear for the party conventions, our readers were right there with us, challenging and cheering our work.

Do dog catchers have to release their tax returns?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Mitt Romney "couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher" because he has refused to release multiple years of tax returns. Our colleagues at PolitiFact.com checked the requirements for dog catchers and others in government.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Nevada

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was under attack early from the GOP field. Later Mitt Romney and Rick Perry collided over immigration.

Fact-checking claims on jobs from across the nation

On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.  

Readers weigh in on Cantor's "blank check" claim

We received more than 120 comments about our False rating on Cantor's recent claim that a Democratic plan to lift the debt ceiling would give the president a "blank check."  Most of the comments took issue with Cantor, but a few were directed angrily at us. We thought we’d share a sampling of the response.

Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

Are Republicans moving the goalposts on the budget debate?

We review the evidence available outside the closed-door negotiations.

For Reid, it's always sunny in Nevada

In a televised interview, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said that his home state could be "energy independent within the immediate future." But we found that the math doesn't work out.

Shacking up: Social Security & Ponzi schemes

In the past few months, PolitiFact has explored claims likening Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Strong reader interest in our look at the topic — 100-plus comments on the PolitiFact Facebook page — reminds us that Social Security draws heat.

Reid comes out swinging

Harry Reid set the tone for a knock-down-drag-out with an attack ad against Republican challenger Sharron Angle. We check two of the ad's claims.

Nevada GOP Senate candidate tries to pin a Harry Reid campaign button on rival

Who's the true conservative? Five Republicans in Nevada's U.S. Senate primary are vying for the title as they maneuver for the chance to take on Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid in November. 

On 'bailout' bill, party leaders' claims are less than accurate

We examine two competing claims about financial reform -- and find both wanting.

The nuclear options

Harry Reid says science has settled the question of what to do with nuclear waste. It hasn't.