Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Rounding up our recent fact-checks of Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releases a new book next month. Here are our recent fact-checks of and about the potential 2016 contender.

The items our readers have loved the longest

Nearly a year ago we introduced the High Five, a review of the PolitiFact Wisconsin items -- fact-checks and sometimes other articles -- that got the most page-views the previous month. As you’d expect, the most popular items each month had been posted in recent days or weeks. But some of our most-clicked items were published months ago. Or even longer. 

What’s Hillary Clinton said lately? Not much that merits a fact-check

Hillary Clinton has given a series of speeches in recent months full of personal reminiscences and warm declarations, but we haven’t found much to put to our Truth-O-Meter.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

The Top Ten of 2013

Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month. But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.

In Context: Scott Walker's "healthy balance" remark

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)

Walker making news on book tour

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.

Introducing the High Five: A look at our most-clicked items for May

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.

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.

In Context: Hillary Clinton's 'What difference does it make' comment

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.

Craig James touched off readers' favorite PolitiFact Texas check of 2012

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.

Hypothetically speaking

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she doesn't answer hypotheticals. We found a few exceptions.

No need to pay down the debt? Not what he said.

Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.

Hillary's travels as First Lady

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.

Obama's Rezko connection

We sort out the controversy over Obama's longtime fundraiser.

Tips and tricks for using PolitiFact

In the final hours before election day, we provide some inside tips on how to find what you want on PolitiFact.

Lipstick, pigs and pit bulls

The McCain campaign seized on Obama's use of an old metaphor to say he said something he didn't.

Mix 'n match creditors with causes

We take apart popular notions on foreign debt and oil imports. Economists say the relationship is complicated.

Clinton vs. the Truth-O-Meter

In this column, PolitiFact editor Bill Adair traces the Clinton campaign through our Truth-O-Meter rulings. The turning point was Bosnia.

Clinton's calendar miscalculation

History is not on Sen. Hillary Clinton's side with references to '92, '68 elections.