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Five key pieces from our Scott Walker file

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.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 03:08 p.m.

Obama on Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter

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.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

Claims about MLK often go astray

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. Want to to comment on our rulings or suggest one of your own? Just go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia). You can also follow us on Twitter on @politifactga.

By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

In Context: Scott Walker's "healthy balance" remark

Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term: "Healthy balance." 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)

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 02:54 p.m.

Walker making news on book tour

Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another. We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.

By Tom Kertscher, Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 05:00 a.m.

Live chat on Obama and doctored photos

Highlights of our first online live chat: Multiple mentions of Obama and a chance to recap a doctored photo.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 03:59 p.m.

In Context: Scott Walker's critiques of the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign

Might Gov. Scott Walker's blunt critiques of the Romney campaign come back to haunt his nascent presidential aspirations for 2016? With our In Context feature, we review the record but will let you decide.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 05:00 a.m.

Top 10 PolitiFact checks of claims by, and about, Barack Obama as he hies to Texas

What better way to welcome Obama to Central Texas than walking through the most popular PolitiFact fact checks of, or about, him this year--plus they include a 2012 check of Romney.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

The Most Popular Fact-Checks of 2012

Readers voted with their eyeballs for our most popular fact-checks of the year.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

Julián Castro critique of Romney's advice sparked No. 2 readers' favorite

When a Texan gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the Texas Truth-O-Meter kicked into gear. The resulting check of a claim about Mitt Romney proved to be our readers No. 2 favorite of the year.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Mailbag: Lie of the Year edition

Readers react to this year's choice for PolitiFact Lie of the Year -- Mitt Romney's claim that Chrysler was going to move Jeep production to China at the cost of American jobs.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 01:56 p.m.

Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on jeeps made in China

Mitt Romney's claim about Jeep moving production to China at the expense of American jobs was last-ditch effort to win the election, but it hit a roadblock: the facts. People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 01:48 p.m.

Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China

Romney's claim about Jeep moving production to China at the expense of American jobs was last-ditch effort to win the election, but it hit a roadblock: the facts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.

Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China

Mitt Romney's claim about Jeep moving production to China at the expense of American jobs was last-ditch effort to win the election, but it hit a roadblock: the facts. People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 04:00 p.m.

Jeepers, Mitt Romney Wins for PolitiFact Lie of The Year

Mitt Romney’s campaign falsehood about Jeep moving production to China is PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year. There's also a minute-by-minute recap of how the mistruth popped and stuck around.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 01:16 p.m.

The tale of a falsehood, minute by minute

It began as an accurate news story but got twisted and amplified.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 05:58 a.m.

Readers speak out on the Lie of the Year

Readers who chose the Jeep ad as the Lie of the Year had strong feelings about it.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 05:58 a.m.

Chris Christie, Bob Menendez claims go to Truth-O-Meter

Governor claim rates a Pants on Fire, senator's statement handed a Half True.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

Ad Watch: The final salvos of the presidential race

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are filling in the blanks on each other's policies with some far-fetched claims.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.

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