Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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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. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter. 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.

On health care reform: What does the public want?

Polls show heavy majorities want the U.S. Supreme Court to strike all or part of the health care reform law. But the same surveys also show most of the public hopes the court will either uphold the law or everything in it except the mandate that Americans have health insurance coverage.

Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

How close is today's economy to the Great Depression?

Republicans are increasingly comparing the current economy to the Great Depression. But how apt is the comparison?

Keeping them honest on Tax Day

Since it's Tax Day,  the deadline to file 2010 tax returns, we thought we'd hit you with a couple tax-related fact checks.