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Paul Ryan on the Truth-O-Meter

With Paul Ryan's ascendancy to House Speaker appearing certain, we take a look at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Paul Ryan on the Truth-O-Meter

With Paul Ryan's ascendancy to House Speaker appearing certain, we take a look at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Quick year-end quiz

Can you guess how we rated these six lighter and less-serious claims from 2014?

Guns, deficit, fraud and beer among our most popular non-election fact-checks

The focal point of Wisconsin politics in 2014 was the race for governor.  But ...

Some politicians spoke the truth in 2014

We published lots of Falses and Pants on Fires this year, but here's a hat-tip to a sampling of claims that earned a full True rating.

With 2016 looming, a look at what Scott Walker has been telling the nation

The contours of a Scott Walker presidential campaign have begun to take shape.   Also: Glenn Grothman goes to Washington. A look at his most provocative comments.

Our September High Five: Top three items were rated True

Beer, deficits, businesses, jobs, taxes. A look at our most-clicked items from September.

Our June High Five

Two sharply different statements regarding the now-stalled investigation into whether there was illegal coordination among conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign rose to the top of our most-clicked list for June. A statement by Rep. Paul Ryan on whether or not Medicare is growing broke also received lots of attention.

Nancy Pelosi on soccer, the 'new' Bin Laden, Rush's red face: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's the all-soccer, all-the-time edition of the PolitiFact Oregon Roundup so don't even think about flopping.

Recent factchecks and articles about veterans and the military

Over the past year, we have done a number of articles related to veterans and the military. They include factchecks of statements made by Wisconsin congressional representatives Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore, among others.

Fact-checking the GOP

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s? At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law? When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket? We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

In Context: Were Paul Ryan's poverty comments a 'thinly veiled racial attack'?

The backlash to comments U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan made about poverty and inner-city residents suggested that the former vice-presidential candidate had been bigoted. Was what he said, as U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee called it, a "thinly veiled racial attack"?

High Five: Money, money, money

From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.

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.

High Five for October: Obamacare gets hits

Two items involving Obamacare, Mary Burke's political debut, debate over a proposed casino and a claim that Wisconsin sold water to California attracted the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin in October 2013.  

Top claims about the federal government shutdown

Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.

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.

Fact-checking CPAC, the 'Woodstock for conservatives'

The Conservative Political Action Conference has become a prominent event for conservatives. We put the speeches to the Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact examines candidates claims on Medicare

The future of Medicare, the federal health care program for older and disabled Americans, has been a key issue in the race for the White House. The issue came into sharp focus after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney named U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. In 2011, Ryan proposed a hotly debated plan to ensure Medicare remains solvent. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have consistently claimed the GOP approach would end Medicare guarantees for seniors. The Republicans have countered the Obama administration has cut Medicare spending through the controversial 2010 health care law. Below are some abbreviated versions of fact checks of statements by the candidates on the issue. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites. Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page: And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

Scariest lines of the 2012 campaign

For Halloween, we highlight the scare tactics of 2012. Don't be afraid! The Truth-O-Meter says they're not true!