Paul Ryan's file

Ryan

Republican from Wisconsin

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., is Speaker of the House. The former chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan has represented southern Wisconsin in Congress since being elected in 1998. He was Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate in the 2012 presidential election.

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Paul Ryan's website

Recent statements involving Paul Ryan

Half Flip

Withholding support, at least for now

Half-True

No U.S. taxpayer funds; but cutting Puerto Rico's debts could hurt American investors

Mostly False

Main aim of purchase is to make it harder for Iran to make a nuclear weapon

Recent stories featuring Paul Ryan

In Context: Scott Walker, Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre

Fleshing out comments made by the Republican governor, which drew criticism from Democrats, in which he compared political attacks on himself to someone attacking the two Green Bay Packers quarterbacks.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

All eyes were on Havana this week as President Barack Obama made his historic trip to Cuba, including those of the fact-checkers. Here are some of our recent fact-checks about U.S.-Cuba relations.

 

Republican presidential candidates, their latest muffs and misstatements

Never mind Ted Cruz’s factually flawed ad about New Yorker Donald Trump. Tonight Cruz likely takes center stage thanks to Trump saying he’s not going to join the Republican presidential debate put on by Fox News.

 

See PolitiFact’s debate coverage plans here. Meantime, we scanned PolitiFact states to see what candidates have lately misrepresented or gotten right.

High Five: Our most-clicked items from December

A look at our most-clicked items from December, including an oldie but a goodie.

Our 5 most-clicked in 2015 (that weren't about Scott Walker)

These fact checks covered Democrats as well as Republicans, on taxes as diverse as taxes and foreign kings.

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