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PolitiFact Florida’s 5 top fact-checks in February

Claims by Alcee Hastings, Marco Rubio were among our most popular.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Fact-checking claims about Iran

At the forefront of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress is the fact that he and President Barack Obama don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran. Here are some of our latest checks on Iran-related claims.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

New rules about normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations set off political claims from Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and others.

Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's book 'American Dreams'

The senator from Florida (and a potential 2016er) has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.   Help fund PolitiFact’s Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response. 

Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.   • Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter • ​Immigration fact-checking in 2014

Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner

"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014  fact-checks on  the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex.    Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman discusses the Lie of the Year Fact-checking Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential contender

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

Has Marco Rubio backtracked on climate change?

Even as he prepares for a potential run at the presidency, Rubio remains steadfast in his opposition to the scientifically proven link between human activity and the planet's changing climate. We reviewed a record of his comments on the issue.

Rubio calls Snowden scandal 'most damaging' espionage case in U.S. history. Is it?

The Florida senator and potential presidential candidate said it's the worst case of spying ever. Experts we talked to said it's up for debate, but there are others that could be considered as significant.

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.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 fact-checks of 2013

Fact-checks about Trayvon Martin, Obamacare and the federal government shutdown were among PolitiFact Florida’s most read items in 2013.

Fact-checking immigration: A year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration legislation, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims from all sides.

Fact-checking immigration: PolitiFact's year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims on both sides.

Was Rubio 'never ... in favor of shutting down the government'?

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he never wanted to shut down the government and voted to keep the government funded. But his public comments and Senate votes undercut that claim.

Was Rubio 'never ... in favor of shutting down the government'?

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he never wanted to shut down the government and voted to keep the government funded. But his public comments and Senate votes undercut that claim.

Top claims about the federal government shutdown

Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.     

Marco Rubio’s Top 5 attacks on Obamacare

Rubio doesn't like the health care law, but his attacks on it aren't always accurate.

Will Obamacare hurt Medicare Advantage?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been saying that Obamacare will reduce benefits and drive up costs for the Medicare Advantage program. Experts said his warnings don't tell the full story.

Rubio's bad statistic on Obamacare and business

Sen. Marco Rubio, urging Congress to defund the Affordable Care Act, mischaracterizes its effect on small businesses — in a big way.