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Report cards for Ted Cruz, Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine

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.

Allen and Kaine have big differences on budget issues

Allen has signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases and relies on spending cuts to slash deficits. Kaine says there must be a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 02:16 p.m.

Ad Watch: Allen and the GOP go after Kaine

Kaine, in his final budget, unsuccessfully proposed a 1 percent income tax increase. Many, but not all, individual earners at the $17,000 level would have seen their tax bill rise.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Ad Watch: Kaine attacks Allen on abortion and birth control

Allen’s campaign did not respond to a PolitiFact inquiry on whether he’s interested in overturning Roe v. Wade.

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

A quick look at the final Allen-Kaine debate

Tim Kaine and George Allen squared off for the fifth time Thursday night, reinforcing their positions on jobs, health care and the budget. Here's a review of some of their claims:

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.

A quick look at the latest Allen-Kaine debate

Tim Kaine and George Allen made a number of statements in Monday night's debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's a recap: 

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 08:27 a.m.

Ad Watch: The latest Crossroads attack on Kaine

The latest Crossroads GPS ad recycles some claims George Allen has been making about Tim Kaine’s record on taxes and defense spending.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 08:13 p.m.

A quick look at the Allen-Kaine debate

George Allen and Tim Kaine made a number of statements in their debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's our review. Look for more on the debate in the days ahead.

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.

Tim Kaine highlights his, Obama's successes in DNC speech

U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine talked about the economic successes that his term in Virginia and Barack Obama's term as president brought. We took at look at the familiar talking points.

By Warren Fiske, Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 01:27 p.m.

A quick take on the Allen Kaine debate:

George Allen and Tim Kaine made a number of statements in their Senate debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's our review. Look for more on the debate here in the days ahead.

By Warren Fiske, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 01:06 p.m.

Ad Watch: On ants, offices and the stimulus

The 30-second spot shows Democrat nominee Tim Kaine endorsing President Barack Obama’s $821 billion stimulus package. The moderator says the stimulus "actually wasted money studying ants in Africa," and paying for "office upgrades for politicians."

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 01:15 p.m.

Ad Watch: Majority PAC makes underwhelming boast about Kaine

Was keeping Virginia's unemployment rate below the national average really a major accomplishment for Tim Kaine when he was governor? We checked.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.

Truth-squading the Senate debate

The 90-minute debate gave us just what we wanted for the holidays: a new list of political claims to fact check.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 01:42 p.m.

Do people without health insurance die sooner?

What caught our attention was Kaine’s assertion that 23,000 people die each year due to lack of health insurance. When we checked, we found credible reports supporting and undercutting that claim, so we’re taking a pass on submitting his statement to the Truth-O-Meter. But we still want to summarize what we found.  

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 02:39 p.m.

Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 01:47 p.m.

Taking the jobs-claim challenge

We found that none of the last seven Virginia governors has created jobs fast enough to keep up with working-age population growth. Of the nine governors dating back to 1978, only Democrat Chuck Robb met the standard set forth by McAuliffe. Robb led the state from 1982 to 1986.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 01:24 p.m.

Senate race puts Truth-O-Meter in late-October mode

The Truth-O-Meter and the Flop-O-Meter went into late-October mode last week when former Gov. Tim Kaine announced he would run for the seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Jim Webb. Republican George Allen did not take it lightly.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 01:03 p.m.

Half-True rulings are not half-hearted judgments

The Truth-O-Meter is based on the concept that truth in politics often is not black and white, but shades of gray. We have three different shades of gray: Mostly True, Half True, and Barely True. 

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 01:25 p.m.

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