Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

All stories featuring Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh's Obama claim flamed by Truth-O-Meter

Rush Limbaugh's claim about the Obama administration planning the influx of children across the border came out Pants on Fire!

Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

A few fumbled claims about the Redskins' name

Is "Redskin" a term that historically confers respect? Did President Obama order the recent revocation of trademark protection for the Washington Redskins' name? Our collegaues at PunditFact settle these claims and more.   

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

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.

Nancy Pelosi on soccer, the 'new' Bin Laden, Rush's red face: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's the all-soccer, all-the-time edition of the PolitiFact Oregon Roundup so don't even think about flopping.

Rush Limbaugh tops our April High Five

Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s No. 1 talk radio host, topped PolitiFact Wisconsin’s High Five for April 2014, our list of the five most-clicked items from the previous month. Limbaugh claimed that Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Gov. Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%." We rated that False. From Scott Walker to Mary Burke and Mike Tate, the rest of the list is a bipartisan one.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

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.     

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012

The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.

Jeepers, Mitt Romney Wins for PolitiFact Lie of The Year

Mitt Romney’s campaign falsehood about Jeep moving production to China is PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year. There's also a minute-by-minute recap of how the mistruth popped and stuck around.

Limbaugh v. Maher

Rush Limbaugh’s mischaracterizations of a law student made waves, prompting some critics to say that comedian Bill Maher’s descriptions of Sarah Palin and others were made in a similarly rebukable vein.

In Context: Sandra Fluke on contraceptives and women's health

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke told an unofficial hearing of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Feb. 23, 2012, that the omission of contraceptive coverage by her Jesuit school created "financial, emotional and medical burdens" for students. Her comments caught the ear of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" demanding that taxpayers pay for her to have sex. You've probably heard Limbaugh's words (for which he later said he apologized) repeated plenty. Here's what Fluke said that ignited his ire.

In Context: Sandra Fluke on contraceptives and women's health

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke told an unofficial hearing of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Feb. 23, 2012, that the omission of contraceptive coverage by her Jesuit school created "financial, emotional and medical burdens" for students. Her comments caught the ear of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called Fluke a slut and a prostitute demanding that taxpayers pay for her to have sex. You've probably heard Limbaugh's words (for which he later said he apologized) repeated plenty. Here's what Fluke said that ignited his ire.

Rush to judgment

A left-leaning group says Republican Congressman Adam Putnam was silent after Rush Limbaugh called Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Actually, Putnam spoke up.

Firestorm over firefighters

Sonia Sotomayor ruled against white firefighters who sued their city for discrimination. Rush misleads in the retelling.

Rush reads the rules

Rush Limbaugh talks about how Republicans could try to bottle up court nominees in committee. We find he has the facts right.

Checking the pundits

We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.