Herman Cain's file:

Republican from Georgia

Herman Cain is an author, columnist and talk radio host. Cain, a former pizza franchise CEO, ran for president as a Republican in 2012.

Recent statements involving Herman Cain

"Over the last 40 years, real wage growth has been flatlined because of the policies of the Federal Reserve ... It was all driven by the Federal Reserve."  

Says Thomas Jefferson said, "You might be able to fool the people for awhile, and they may go astray, but sooner or later the American people are going to wake up and they will correct the course."

Says his 9-9-9 tax reform plan is not "regressive."

On auditing the Federal Reserve

China is "trying to develop nuclear capability."

Recent stories featuring Herman Cain

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers:

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PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011:

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Perry's abortion shift latest fodder for Flip-O-Meter:

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Republican debate touches past claims about federal taxes, Medicaid:

A few claims in this week's CNBC Republican presidential debate brought to mind past fact checks.

Michele Bachmann spoke to how few Americans pay federal income taxes. Herman Cain bemoaned how much it costs to comply with tax laws. And Rick Perry said things will be better if Medicaid is turned over to states to manage.


Rick Perry said everyone gets a tax cut under his plan:

"No matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut," said Republican presidential contender and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking of his flat-tax plan.

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