Thursday, May 28th, 2015

All stories featuring Scott Walker

Final Scott Walker jobs tally shows 250,000 first-term promise far from met

Final numbers for 2014 show Scott Walker fell short on his promise of 250,000 new private-sector jobs in his first term.  

Home and away: An accounting of Scott Walker's travels

Gov. Scott Walker’s travels as a 2016 contender for the White House raise a legitimate question: How much time is he in Wisconsin? Plus: Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold, The Rematch

Video: Review of fact checks on Scott Walker, other presidential contenders

A look at some recent fact checks.

Fact checking the state budget

The calendar change to May means state budget decisions will dominate the political headlines in the weeks ahead. A look back at factchecks on key topics.

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Scott Walker's immigration stance after New Hampshire appearance: Decoder ring needed

Gov. Scott Walker took pains to clarify his position on illegal immigration amid allegations of flip-flopping, but questions remain.  

Scott Walker, Greg Abbott and the Truth-O-Meter

Scott Walker and Greg Abbott, both visiting the Texas-Mexico border, have something else in common.   Truth-O-Meter records!   Walker, governor of his state longer than Abbott has led Texas, has been checked more often, though.  

Scott Walker: Shifting views to be in a better position for 2016?

As he has emerged as a front-runner among 2016 GOP presidential contenders, Gov. Scott Walker has shifted some of his positions. On what issues, and to what end?

December 2014 numbers offer a downtick on Walker's first-term jobs promise

Latest report brings us one step closer to final tally for Walker's first term.

Fact-checking claims about Selma and Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Fact-checks about Selma and the Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights

Scott Walker and abortion

In the wake of his surprise announcement on an abortion ban after 20 weeks, we review where Walker has been on the issue.

The High Five: Scott Walker, the Packers and more

Gov. Scott Walker, so-called right-to-work legislation, the Green Bay Packers and Rush Limbaugh all were part of our top February items.

Ted Cruz leading Scott Walker in Texas? Not in Pants on Fire ratings

A poll shows Ted Cruz barely still the favorite of Texas Republicans considering presidential prospects--with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker close behind (within the poll's margin of error).   Poll results oft change. But Truth-O-Meter report cards just get longer. Walker has been fact-checked more than Cruz; he  also has more Pants on Fire ratings. More ahead...   Source: News story, "UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Walker Ties Cruz; Clinton Soaring," the Texas Tribune, Feb. 23, 2015

Sorting out right to work

Breaking news about fast-track legislation is sure to reignite the right to work debate.

Scott Walker's university budget cuts -- how big?

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System have been pegged at 13 percent, 2.5 percent and 16 percent. So, are any of those figures correct?

In Context: Rush Limbaugh on Scott Walker's lack of a degree and issue of rapes on college campuses

How is it that the conservative commentator linked the two?  

The High Five: New and old Scott Walker items among the most popular

We haven’t studied it, but we think there might be pent-up demand for Pants on Fire.

The (now-rejected) Kenosha casino -- jobs and money

How we sized up claims made about the $800 million casino complex.

Late surge in jobs still leaves Scott Walker well short of promise

Gov. Scott Walker would have finished much closer to his 250,000 jobs goal had there been four years with the jobs growth seen in 2014 -- especially the final four months of the year.