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A look at claims about minimum wage

Increasingly, state Sen. Nikiya Harris is making a push to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin. Here is a recent look at claims related to the minimum wage from elsewhere, and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Fact-checking the Dec. 8 Sunday shows

Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 05:22 p.m.

Fact-checking the Dec. 8 news shows

Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 03:24 p.m.

Convention speakers throw verbal jabs at Obama

President Barack Obama quipped that Republicans have said some "wonderful" things about him during this week’s national convention in Tampa. Speakers contrasted the president’s record to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s. Others claimed Obama has never worked in business and doesn’t want farm kids to do basic chores. PolitiFact looked at those claims and others. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning and night. Read summaries of some of our latest checks below. Look for a roundup of our fact-checks of Romney’s speech in Saturday’s newspaper.

By Eric Stirgus :: Published on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Wednesday night at the GOP convention: the running mate and more

We're fact-checking the second full night of speeches at the Republican National Convention.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.

No shortage of energy claims -- true and otherwise

Our partners at PolitiFact National recently featured some of the more recent and interesting energy-related claims, and PolitiFact Tennessee has plans to use our rulings and those of our national and state partners for a package in conjunction with Earth Day.  

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 09:02 a.m.

The veep-stakes

With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.

No shortage of energy claims -- true or otherwise

Politicians won't let you forget that you're paying more for gasoline. Voters are feeling the pinch, and leaders at the top are eager to point the finger. We explore a few of their claims.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 01:11 p.m.

Looking back at trues and falses in debt ceiling debate

The debt ceiling debate appears to be slouching toward a conclusion -- at least for now. We look back at some of the fact-checks that PolitiFact and its state affiliates have done on the issue.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 05:40 p.m.

Rob Portman's claim about Lee Fisher and gun control rated No. 3 for 2010

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010. Today we offer No. 3: A statement about Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and his views on gun control. The statement, from Sen.-elect Rob Portman's campaign, led to this story that debunked a decades-old myth.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.

Candidates across Ohio show no signs of letting up on each other

With just over a week to go before Election Day, candidates in key races across Ohio are showing no signs of letting up on each other. Recent polls have the governor"s race as a tossup. Several of the other statewide races remain close. And some key congressional races could play a big role in determining which party controls the House of Representatives in January. As candidates, and their surrogates, slug it out on the airwaves and in campaign mailings, truth sometimes is becoming a casualty.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.

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