Monday, November 24th, 2014

All stories featuring Marcy Kaptur

Even in an age of fact checking, the whopper lives

Politicians of all parties have been bending the truth since the beginning of the republic. The two previous presidential administrations are perhaps best known for lies or untruths -- see Lewinsky, Monica, and weapons of mass destruction. And even in this, another presidential election year, rare is the day when a candidate does not utter or repeat a claim that will be debunked by an independent truth squad. Why do they do it? Those who study politics and communications say the consequences appear to be minimal.  

Trade agreements don't have all protections promised

Obama earned a Compromise for his campaign promise to include environmental and labor protections in trade agreements.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur's quip about First Energy revenues rated No. 1 for 2010

The quirkyness of a statement from Rep. Marcy Kaptur caught the eye of the editors at PolitiFact Ohio. They chose one of her comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as the No. 1 PolitiFact Ohio item for 2010. Her claim: Electric utility FirstEnergy's annual revenues are greater "than the GDP of Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, or 15 African nations."