Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term: "Healthy balance." LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show: Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog) Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 02:54 p.m.
Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another. We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.
Today we introduce a new feature: the High Five. We’ll recap the five PolitiFact Wisconsin items that received the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin during the previous month. In May, they included a one drink maximum; a girl, an injured woodpecker and the FBI; repeated hand-washing and a memorable Clinton vs. Johnson moment.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
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.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 08:31 a.m.
With the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in the news, we take an In Context look at what Hillary Clinton said about the attack back in January. Benghazi is the subject of another congressional hearing today.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
With the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in the news, we take an In Context look at what Hillary Clinton said to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson about the attack, which is the subject of a hearing on May 8, 2013.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 01:52 p.m.
On the hustings, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Craig James drew a standing ovation with a speech witnessed by a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. James included a fiery claim about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and banning U.S. firearms, ultimately touching off the No. 1 PolitiFact Texas fact check of 2012. We do mean fiery.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she doesn't answer hypotheticals. We found a few exceptions.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 04:43 p.m.
Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 06:43 p.m.
With Barack Obama naming Hillary Clinton as his nominee for secretary of state, we revisit her travels as first lady and explore whether she was engaged in diplomacy — or was just a famous tourist.
We sort out the controversy over Obama's longtime fundraiser.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 01:37 p.m.
In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 06:34 p.m.
The McCain campaign seized on Obama's use of an old metaphor to say he said something he didn't.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 06:33 p.m.
We take apart popular notions on foreign debt and oil imports. Economists say the relationship is complicated.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 01:41 p.m.
In this column, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair traces the Clinton campaign through our Truth-O-Meter rulings. The turning point was Bosnia.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 10:11 a.m.
History is not on Sen. Hillary Clinton's side with references to '92, '68 elections.
"Clinton pastor" convicted of child sex abuse, says a newspaper Web site and a posting on an Obama campaign blog. It's a recipe for outrage.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at 06:57 p.m.
The senator's birth overseas in a military zone raises a vexing question about whether he's eligible to be president. Since the issue rests on legal opinions, we'll explain the arguments but skip the Truth-O-Meter.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, May 12th, 2008 at 04:43 p.m.
The gas tax won't save you much and supercars will have to wait. Why can't there be an easy answer for sticker shock at the pump?
Clinton — and Obama — spoke up early on mortgage problems.
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