Ted Cruz closes a TV ad his campaign debuted today with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh heard saying Cruz is the choice for president and "the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan." But don’t assume El Rushbo endorsed Cruz over everyone. Cruz’s commercial leaves out qualifying words from Limbaugh--and that Limbaugh quickly praised Marco Rubio... But there's also an earlier instance of Limbaugh linking Cruz and Reagan. Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card. Marco Rubio’s Truth-O-Meter report card. Rush Limbaugh’s Truth-O-Meter report card.
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Smoke streamed from some of our most-clicked fact checks of 2015--including the Pants on Fire rating smacked onto a ridiculous Rush Limbaugh claim that Austin was banning barbecue restaurants. Just ahead, our 10 most-clicked fact checks of 2015...
A look back at our 1,000 items shows a period of sweeping political change in Wisconsin -- and offers a glimpse at the future
Rush Limbaugh's drew a Pants on Fire for his claim that Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants. That's not so--and ridiculous. PANTS ON FIRE!
Gov. Scott Walker, so-called right-to-work legislation, the Green Bay Packers and Rush Limbaugh all were part of our top February items.
How is it that the conservative commentator linked the two?
Before the year disappears from the rear-view mirror, here’s a final PolitiFact Wisconsin look-back at 2014.
The focal point of Wisconsin politics in 2014 was the race for governor. But ...
"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014 fact-checks on the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex. Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman discusses the Lie of the Year Fact-checking Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential contender
Rush Limbaugh's claim about the Obama administration planning the influx of children across the border came out Pants on Fire!
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.
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.
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.
It's the all-soccer, all-the-time edition of the PolitiFact Oregon Roundup so don't even think about flopping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.