Supporters and critics of Gov. Scott Walker parsed his recent comments on gay marriage. We examine the transcript and compare it to his past words and deeds on the issue.
Pivoting from his promise of 250,000 new jobs in one term, Gov. Scott Walker is talking up the idea that 17,000 new business entities in the state could get him to that mark in 2015 if he wins a second term. We examine the reality behind his rosy scenario.
Nearly a year ago we introduced the High Five, a review of the PolitiFact Wisconsin items -- fact-checks and sometimes other articles -- that got the most page-views the previous month.
As you’d expect, the most popular items each month had been posted in recent days or weeks.
But some of our most-clicked items were published months ago. Or even longer.
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.
Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?
At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?
When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?
We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.
The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car.
All over the map.
The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation.
As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.
From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.
A judge has thrown out Milwaukee's residency rule, which for 75 years required city employees to live within the city limits. That renewed debate about claims on the merits of the rule.
Should public employees be able to live where they want? Should they be required to live and pay taxes in the city that employs them? A roundup of our past ratings on the issue.
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.
In his State of the State speech, Gov. Scott Walker revised some of the claims he made in the past that had been rated on the Truth-O-Meter.
We review what he said then and what he's saying now.
What might we hear (from both sides) when Gov. Scott Walker gives his fourth State of the State address Jan. 22, 2014.
Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.
Democrat Mary Burke has emphasized one particular business accomplishment in contrasting herself with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
So far, she has offered no hard evidence to prove or refute it.
For the second month in a row, Gov. Scott Walker dominated the attention of PolitiFact Wisconsin readers.
In December 2013, four of the five PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views were articles about Walker. His new book, "Unintimidated," gave us plenty to examine.
Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month.
But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.
We take a close look at Gov. Scott Walker’s start in Republican politics at Marquette University. Was he "kicked out" of school as the Democratic Party of Wisconsin suggests? Did he leave college just short of a degree for a great career opportunity, as he says?
Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.
Nearly two months into her campaign, the picture of Mary Burke as a candidate for governor is something like the Wisconsin sky on many a December day: Mostly cloudy, with sunlight occasionally shining through.
Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:
Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)
Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)