Reince Priebus's file

Priebus

Republican from Wisconsin

Reince Priebus is chairman of the Republican National Committee. Previously, he was chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He was an unsuccessful Wisconsin state Senate candidate in 2004. A lawyer, he was also general counsel to the Republican National Committee.

Priebus's statements by ruling

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Recent statements involving Reince Priebus

Half-True

Numbers don't favor Clinton, but no majority in most swing states

Half-True

Depends on which measure you use

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The five-hour wait predated Obama's law

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Haven't dropped as much as GOP chairman said

Recent stories featuring Reince Priebus

High Five: Our most-clicked items for January

Items from U.S. Reps. Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble, both Republicans from Wisconsin, were in our January High Five.

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.

Also: Our top Scott Walker factchecks from 2015

Ahead of her Wisconsin visit, Hillary Clinton on the Truth-O-Meter

We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.

Were the Clintons 'dead broke' when they left the White House? PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Hillary Clinton told an interviewer she and husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House. Is that true? PolitiFact Oregon's Roundup includes a look.

Republican convention: Talking about money

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took center stage Tuesday on PolitiFact and the Truth-O-Meter as Republicans geared up to nominate him at their Tampa convention.

First, we tested a talking point GOP leaders are using to cast Mitt Romney as a self-made man: That Romney "gave away his father's inheritance." We also checked Romney’s critique of the economy and its effects on young people.

The economy is perhaps the Obama campaign’s biggest hurdle, and Democrats know it. One of his top campaign aides tried to defend him by saying that the recovery during President Barack Obama’s term is stronger than President Ronald Reagan’s. Wrong.

We also checked an attack on Obama by Romney’s vice presidential pick U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan about declining household incomes. He was wrong, too.

Read these summaries of our findings below.

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And watch for us during the conventions. We’re providing daily Truth-O-Meter updates for this week’s Republican convention in Tampa and next week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte.