Jim DeMint's file:
DeMint

Republican from South Carolina

Jim DeMint is a former U.S. Senator from South Carolina. He is now president of The Heritage Foundation .

Recent statements involving Jim DeMint

"The big Wall Street banks, the big corporations" give "many times more" political donations to Democrats than Republicans.  

"A lot of the move to free the slaves ... did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith."

Says President Obama's new immigration plan "is amnesty."

The debt-ceiling bill "doesn’t cut the debt. It will add about $7 trillion in new debt over the next 10 years."

Says U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is responsible for "over $14 trillion in debt."

Recent stories featuring Jim DeMint

Debunked health care claims live on at Tampa town hall:

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint brought his "Defund Obamacare" town hall tour to Tampa on Wednesday night. We've heard claims that PolitiFact has debunked before.

Polifact Georgia tickled by Elmo, truthiness:

Move over, Elmo. After last week’s outbreak of truthiness, no one can be more tickled than PolitiFact Georgia.

Partisans were on target about subjects as disparate as county budget cuts and "Sesame Street," which launched the career of the Muppet that inspired the Tickle Me Elmo doll. They even fared well on the contentious issues of illegal immigration and abortion. The sole exception was President Barack Obama on Social Security checks.

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Fact-checking the estate tax:

Critics on both sides of the political aisle criticize the estate tax estate tax portion of the compromise plan on taxes. We check one from each side.

Tale of the House Mouse:

We check out two Republican claims on the stimulus bill and find both are wrong.

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