Friday, December 19th, 2014

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Opponent says DesJarlais voted against pay raises for veterans

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Jasper, and his Democratic opponent, Eric Stewart, have been squabbling over veterans’ issues for much of the campaign. We take a look at one of the claims.

University of Memphis claims it has "safest" big metro campus in state

University of Memphis fans may remember when former basketball coach John Calipari needled rival Tennessee over which campus was the safest. With students back on campuses across the state, we decided to examine the basis of the U of M’s many claims about its campus being the "safest" large metropolitan campus in the state.

On Tennessee Lottery revenues, reserve funds and Gresham’s False ruling

When the Tennessee Lottery on Monday reported another record year of revenues, everyone from all parties said they were pleased. But as our ruling from March points out, there is a definite difference in opinion on whether the lottery should be considered in good financial health and how much of the proceeds and massive reserve fund should go toward helping students fund college tuition.

Is holding hands gateway sexual activity?

Tennessee Senate Bill 3310, which would subject instructors who promote or condone "gateway sexual activity" to a $500 fine, has drawn national attention. So, what really is gateway sexual activity? Does it, for example, cover hand-holding? How about sitting on someone's lap?

Introducing PolitiFact's Haslam-O-Meter

Our new feature will track and rate the campaign promises of Gov. Bill Haslam.