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Barrow

Democrat from Georgia

U.S. Rep John Barrow represents Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

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A roundup of false comments that still burn

There’s not much worse  for the political class than a trip to the fiery regions courtesy of PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter.

This year PolitiFact Georgia published more than 240 fact checks. Of those, 17 had the distinction of being awarded a Pants On Fire rating. Not only were these statements judged to be untrue, but they were found to be ridiculously so.

Here are summaries of a few of our favorite incendiary ratings of the year.

Today’s roundup kicks off a weeklong review of some of the best of PolitiFact Georgia from 2013.

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Meters tackle history, landfill waste

Trust your Truth-O-Meter and Deal-O-Meter to master topics as different as fiscal responsibility, President Ronald Reagan and landfill waste.

Last week, the Truth-O-Meter examined an attack that blamed two Democratic congressmen from Georgia for the nation’s fiscal problems.  

It also performed a second check of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s knowledge of Reagan history. The Republican presidential candidate keeps name-dropping the conservative hero. Now, he’s comparing himself to him.

To top it off, the Deal-O-Meter rated a promise by Gov. Nathan Deal that he will reduce landfill waste.  

Watch out. PolitiFact Georgia’s a quick study.

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