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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."

"Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now."

"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

"In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law."

"I've been here almost every day."

Says he "voted for even stronger protections (in the Violence Against Women Act) than Obama's agenda will allow."

Says Mitch McConnell voted "two times against the Violence Against Women Act."

"What (the Obama administration is) going to come out with in the next several months is you're not even going to be able to burn coal very limitedly in the existing plants."

"The president's come out with rules that say, 'No new coal-fired power plants.' "

Recent stories from Steve Contorno
PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.

Fact-checking the Aug. 31 news shows

President Barack Obama said last week the United States doesn't yet have a military strategy to deal with the Islamic State. So pundits made some suggestions.

The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises

President Barack Obama showed up in the White House press room Thursday wearing a tan suit. This sent the press corps buzzing — and a reader asked us to turn on our Flip-O-Meter. We couldn't resist a more light-hearted topic.

Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.

Fact-checking Ferguson

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.

 

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 17 news shows

PunditFact looked at two claims related to the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Did Ferguson police officer fail to call in shooting?

That's the claim by actor Jesse Williams. We reviewed the evidence and found a murky picture.

Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race

The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.

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