Articles from February, 2012
With the GOP presidential primary just more than a week away, we know some Tennesseans may be just tuning in. Others may have already heard it all before. But which claims are true? Which are the most misleading? With help from our partners, PolitiFact Tennessee presents a preview of GOP talking points that may proliferate in the run up to the March 6 primary.
Count Memphis's perennial 9th Congressional District Republican candidate, Charlotte Bergmann, among those Republicans targeting the Environmental Protection Agency for overreach in how it enforces of the nation's laws aimed at protecting the environment. A statement on her website claims the EPA has been making arrests and cosing small businesses over what she characterizes as nonsense enforcement "to anyone but the EPA." We thought we would take a closer look.
State Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, caused quite a stir with controversial assertions about origin of AIDS, risks of gay sex vs. straight sex and much more. We put one claim on the Truth-O-Meter on Friday, but wanted to share what our research turned up on some of the others, as well.