Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term: "Healthy balance." 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)
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 02:54 p.m.
Two items involving Obamacare, Mary Burke's political debut, debate over a proposed casino and a claim that Wisconsin sold water to California attracted the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin in October 2013.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
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.
Today we introduce a new feature: the High Five. We’ll recap the five PolitiFact Wisconsin items that received the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin during the previous month. In May, they included a one drink maximum; a girl, an injured woodpecker and the FBI; repeated hand-washing and a memorable Clinton vs. Johnson moment.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas already has a Truth-O-Meter report card. So do Sens.-elect Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who defeated a former governor to win a Senate seat, and Tim Kaine, the Virginia Democrat who bested a fellow former governor.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.
With the election for a critical open U.S. Senate seat just over a week away, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin squared off Oct. 26, 2012 in their final debate. Here's our roundup of repeat claims and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 09:59 p.m.
The second U.S. Senate debate between Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin covered a lot of familiar ground on taxes, Medicare, health care, Iran and budget deficits as the race entered its final weeks. Here's a look at how the candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
With our occasional "In context" feature, we look at the context of a quote that is getting attention in the political world. In this case, we look at a snippet from a 2011 speech by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. Her "You're damn right" has already been used to amplify points in two attack ads.
By James B. Nelson :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 04:44 p.m.
With polls showing his lead evaporating, Tommy Thompson will meet Tammy Baldwin on Friday for the first of three debates in the race for an open Wisconsin U.S. Senate. Using past Truth-O-Meter ratings, here's a look at past claims by and about the former Republican governor and the Democratic congresswoman.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 11:51 a.m.
With Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, entering the 2012 race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, we take a look at how he has fared so far on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 01:09 p.m.
Republican Tommy Thompson is making his U.S. Senate bid official -- even if it seems like he's been running for months. Here's a look at how he has fared so far on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 11:44 a.m.
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