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Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 09:45 a.m.

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 09:16 a.m.

Fact-checking Rand Paul's Iowa trip

On his 10-stop tour of Iowa this week, Sen. Rand Paul not-so-subtly tested the waters of a 2016 presidential run. We found some facts to check among his remarks and interviews -- one True and one Pants on Fire!

By Lauren Carroll, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 02:59 p.m.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 01:55 p.m.

Rand Paul's numbers stumble, Nancy Pelosi and Mike Simpson not yet quite best friends: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul stumbles on his numbers, while Mike Simpson and Nancy Pelosi aren't nearly as close as portrayed, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.

The story behind Rand Paul's son, Medicaid and Kentucky's marketplace

We can't fully explain why Paul's son was enrolled in Medicaid if he wasn't eligible. We suspect it gets complicated when parents buy insurance in one state and a child buys insurance in another.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Giving thanks for True statements

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 04:12 p.m.

Rand Paul stretches the truth on 'The Daily Show'

Sen. Rand Paul went on The Daily Show and talked about health care for young people. Some of his comments, though, didn't paint an accurate picture of the federal health law and its costs.

By Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 12:35 p.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.

Wacky spending, even under the sequester?

We look at claims that the government still funds goofy projects like fantasy football and research on duck penises. But not all of these claims are accurate.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 05:43 p.m.

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.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

Fact-checking Rand Paul's fillibuster on drones

The 13-hour filibuster by the Kentucky senator and his allies focused attention on the Obama administration's policies on drone strikes. We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Fact-checking Rand Paul's fillibuster on drones

The 13-hour filibuster by the Kentucky senator and his allies focused attention on the Obama administration's policies on drone strikes. We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 09:36 a.m.

Dewhurst a career politician?

Tom Leppert, the former Dallas mayor running for the U.S. Senate, wasn’t impressed with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s joining the 2012 field of candidates. Leppert reacted to Dewhurst’s declaration by deriding him as a  "career politician." That descriptive of Dewhurst also has been levelled by a U.S. senator who’s backing another Republican running for the Texas seat.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 10:04 a.m.

Fact-checking the federal budget fight

A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

Fact-checking claims on Egypt and Israel

We look at three statements about the Middle East.

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 06:08 p.m.

Looking for some truth about the federal budget

On the heels of a draft recommendation from the president's deficit advisory panel, we check the accuracy of several claims about spending and taxes.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 02:53 p.m.

With the election's end, 'truthiness' improves

The election cycle might have ended, but the old Truth-O-Meter kept spinning last week at AJC PolitiFact Georgia. Topics ranged from animal abuse to the national debt to high school graduation rates. And just about the time Georgians were finishing off the last of the Halloween candy and beginning to plan for the Thanksgiving feast, we took a look at childhood obesity. It was an unusually "truthy" week, as it turned out. We'd like to take some credit for keeping the power brokers a little more honest. But then we'd probably have to give ourselves a "Pants on Fire." We hear the state Legislature will be returning to Atlanta in a few months. So it's fitting, we had a bit of a break from the usual mendacity. The Truth-O-Meter needs all the rest it can get before the General Assembly's calamitous return. In the meantime, we'll keep the Truth-O-Meter primed. Join us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest updates.

By Jim Tharpe :: Published on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Are federal employees overpaid?

Newly elected Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says federal workers are paid $120,000, compared to $60,000 for private-sector workers. Great sound bite, but we found that it's not so simple.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

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