Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.
By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 03:26 p.m.
A mysterious group attacks Crist’s record on abortion, guns, education, gay marriage and adoption, but it ignores his full record, including flip-flops.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.
Cokie Roberts comments on Susan Rice's post-Benghazi media interviews, while a former NBA great talks ghosts and racism in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.
By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
It's only April, but PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked many claims about Obamacare, education and jobs from Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic frontrunner former Gov. Charlie Crist. There's more to come; the general election isn't until November.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 04:55 p.m.
Let’s Get to Work’s TV ad says health law has led to 300,000 canceled plans and will drive 2.5 million Americans out of work. Those claims are exaggerated.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 03:02 p.m.
Since he launched his campaign for Florida Governor in 2010, we've fact-checked more than 100 of Rick Scott's statemens, on things like education, jobs, Obamacare and .... doughnuts
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.
Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.
In 2010, Rick Scott promised to ban embryonic stem cell research, pass a tough immigration law and explore offshore oil drilling. Three years later, that conservative talk is gone.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 01:17 p.m.
The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.
Gov. Rick Scott's administration is at again, looking to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, cries foul, but he doesn't have his numbers right.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 05:13 p.m.
Florida's governor talked up his tax-cutting efforts to a conservative crowd in Orlando. How did his statements rate on the Truth-O-Meter?
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.
Gov. Rick Scott says he's halfway to completing his centerpiece promise of creating 700,000 jobs. But the numbers don't add up.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 03:23 p.m.
Chief executives of the states will discuss a variety of issues at the National Governors Association convention, which is set for Aug. 2 to 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. We welcome them to Wisconsin with a roundup of recent gubernatorial Truth-O-Meter items produced by PolitiFact Wisconsin, as well as by our PolitiFact siblings in nine other states and at PolitiFact National.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.
To Democratic ears, Gov. Rick Scott's remarks from a GOP dinner sound a lot like Mitt Romney's '47 percent' comment last year in Boca Raton. Read both remarks and decide for yourself.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.
By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.
We turn on the Truth-O-Meter for Scott's speech and 'pre-buttals' from the Democrats.
What will happen in Tallahassee this legislative session? Here's the low-down on the issues we're tracking.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.
Gov. Rick Scott is now two years into his first term. How is he doing on the Scott-O-Meter?
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 04:19 p.m.
In a fund-raising email, MoveOn said Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls" and "every one" of the supervisors of election resisted him. Both claims are wrong.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 04:24 p.m.
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