Saturday, September 5th, 2015

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PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for August 2015

Claims about illegal immigration, abortion and college costs were hot topics in the presidential race.  

Fact checking Marco Rubio

As we near the the next national GOP debate on Sept. 16, political watchers are keeping an eye on polls to see who in the crowded field will make the stage for CNN's broadcast. As part of PolitiFact's ongoing series examining statesment from candidates on both sides of the aisle, today we look at claims from one of the standouts of the first debate in August, Marco Rubio, Florida's junior senator.    

Checking in on Jebio

Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have been saying plenty of things on the campaign trail. The Truth-O-Meter has been keeping up with them.

RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta. They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists. The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are: Friday Aug. 7: 10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry 1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal 3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina 4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Saturday Aug. 8 9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame  

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for July 2015

GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump battled for attention a month before the first debate. Readers made their claims the most-read fact-checks of the month.  

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for June 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially announced his 2016 candidacy for president, leading to a fresh round of attacks and claims.  

'Teabagger' group distorts Ted Cruz and others with images and fake quotations

As Ted Cruz and others surely know, a Facebook group called "Stop the World, Teabaggers Want Off" draws traffic partly by depicting conservatives--including Cruz of Texas--saying things actually not said.   The group says it's trying to poke fun.

Are red light cameras a ‘scam,’ as Marco Rubio says?

As Marco Rubio’s supporters poked fun at a news article about his four traffic tickets, the GOP presidential contender fired back with his own claim about red light cameras. We look at the debate about the cameras.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 in May

Fact-checks of claims from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott topped our fact-checks and reports in May.

Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando.    • Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

Mailbag: 'Jebio' edition

We take a look at recent reader comments and complaints about our coverage of the two leading presidential candidates from Florida, Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

Mailbag: 'Jebio' edition

We take a look at recent reader comments and complaints about our coverage of the two leading presidential candidates from Florida, Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.  

Video: Review of fact checks on Scott Walker, other presidential contenders

A look at some recent fact checks.

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?

Marco Rubio recently said, "Iran is developing long-range rockets that will at some point in less than a decade be capable of reaching the east coast of the United States." We asked experts what they thought.

Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?

Marco Rubio recently said, "Iran is developing long-range rockets that will at some point in less than a decade be capable of reaching the east coast of the United States." We asked experts what they thought.   • New research on politics fact-checking shows growth and influence • A presidential shout-out for the Obameter

Marco Rubio and a gay marriage constitutional amendment: what we know

MSNBC points to a Christian Coalition survey as evidence the senator supports a federal law, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies.

Rubio's bad analogy: Borrowing 'like it's 1999'

"So our leaders put us at a disadvantage by taxing and borrowing and regulating like it’s 1999," said Sen. Marco Rubio as he announced his candidacy for president. Actually, 1999 was not a bad year for balancing the budget. 

Fact-checking Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio announced that he will run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.

Fact-checking statements about guns and the NRA

Republican presidential contenders will speak to a welcoming crowd at the National Rifle Association’s annual leadership forum on Friday.