Friday, November 28th, 2014

All stories featuring Mark Pocan

In February's High Five race: Barack Obama, Scott Walker and some other guys

The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car. All over the map.  

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.

Fact-checking Gov. Scott Walker's new book

In his new memoir, Gov. Scott Walker recounts how he secretly crafted a plan "that gets rid of the unions and eliminates collective bargaining." He dwells on the state of state government’s finances prior to his election and argues for how much better they are now. And he takes a few pokes at President Obama’s Washington. We take a look at how Walker's claims -- new and old -- stack up on the Truth-O-Meter.

Turning it over to readers

We hear regularly from PolitiFact Wisconsin readers, so we decided it's time to give them some space. Here's the debut of our Mailbag.

In Context: Hillary Clinton's 'What difference does it make' comment

With the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in the news, we take an In Context look at what Hillary Clinton said to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson about the attack, which is the subject of a hearing on May 8, 2013.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin budget battle

The Wisconsin budget controversy has generated sharp rhetorical clashes over ideology, budget priorities and tactics -- and the largest sustained protests in Madison since the Vietnam War, The main event: An argument over collective bargaining rights and compensation for state and local government employees that has spurred national interest. Check out some of our hottest items.