Republican from Massachusetts
Mitt Romney served one term as governor of Massachusetts, elected to that post in 2002. He was born in 1947 in Michigan, where his father was governor from 1963 to 1969. Romney graduated from Brigham Young University and received both a law degree and an MBA from Harvard University. Romney helped found the investment firm Bain Capital in 1984, which launched or rebuilt such companies as Staples and Dominos Pizza. Romney managed the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City from 1999-2002. He ran for president in 2008 but lost the Republican nomination. He and his wife, Ann, have five sons, Tagg, Craig, Matt, Ben and Josh.
Recent statements involving Mitt Romney
"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down (a Marion, Ind. paper) plant."
Recent stories featuring Mitt Romney
The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation.
As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.
Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama.
With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our 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.
In the four-plus decades since his death, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has become, perhaps, the most quoted and misquoted figured in America.
With today being King’s birthday, PolitiFact Georgia thought it would be timely to look at some claims concerning the Atlanta native and civil rights legend. Not surprisingly, many of these claims needed some context or were flat-out wrong.
Here is a round-up on a few fact-checks involving King.
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Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:
Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)
Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)
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