Monday, October 20th, 2014

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PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers

Ebola research is heavily dependent on NIH funding -- but is it so dependent that the organization’s budget cuts have put vaccine development on the back burner?   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Previewing the second governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PunditFact: Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

5 falsehoods about Ebola

There's a lot of fear-mongering out there about Ebola. Here are 5 fact-checks to correct the misinformation. • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PolitiFact Wisconsin: In Context: Gwen Moore on Ebola and a travel ban • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the second governor's debate

PolitiFact Florida previews the Florida governor's debate

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are starting to repeat their talking points; here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines. The two debate again Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.   • PunditFact: A Pants on Fire for Donald Trump • PolitiFact Virginia: Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge • ISIS fighters caught at the U.S.-Mexico border? Pants on Fire

Previewing the Arkansas U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor.   • PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

Previewing the Kentucky U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes.    • PolitiFact Virginia: Get the facts from Monday night's Senate debate • PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Candidates for governor debate in Florida, Wisconsin

Candidates for governor debate in Florida, Wisconsin

PolitiFact Florida and PolitiFact Wisconsin are fact-checking Friday's high-profile debates in races for governor. In Florida, it's Rick Scott vs. Charlie Crist; in Wisconsin, it's Scott Walker vs. Mary Burke. 

PunditFact: Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue

The comments about Islam from comedian, social critic, atheist and cable talk show host Bill Maher continue to stir reactions across the TV dial and across the political spectrum.   • PolitiFact Florida previews the governor's debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. • PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-checks TV ads about Gov. Scott Walker's position on abortion. • Sign up for the PolitiFact email newsletter.

Tuesday night reruns in North Carolina

Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan squared off in their second debate, using many lines we've heard before. • PolitiFact Virginia looks at the U.S. Senate debate between Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner. • PolitiFact Georgia fact-checks outsourcing in the Michelle Nunn-David Perdue U.S. Senate race. • PunditFact looks at a startling statistic on female murder victims.    

Previewing the North Carolina U.S. Senate debate

As candidates Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis prepare for their second debate, we review how they have fared on the Truth-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Virginia to fact-check the U.S. Senate debate between Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner. • PolitiFact Georgia fact-checks outsourcing in the Michelle Nunn-David Perdue U.S. Senate race. • PolitiFact Wisconsin reports on campaign promises from Scott Walker and Mary Burke in the governor's race. • PunditFact bids a farewell to CNN's Crossfire. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 5 news shows

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wanted to discuss the size of America's military.

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for September 2014

Readers liked our fact-checks on the Islamic State, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Saturday Night Live. 

Has Florida's Charlie Crist flip-flopped on his party, health care, abortion and the stimulus?

In a close governor's race, the Republican Party unloads on Charlie Crist's changing his party and changing his positions. We sort out the flips on our Flip-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Texas reports on the governor's debate between Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. • PolitiFact Rhode Island profiles the Providence mayor's race and Buddy Cianci. • PunditFact looks at Emma Watson's speech to the United Nations.  

Previewing the Texas governor's debate

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis will debate Tuesday night as they seek to be elected the next Texas governor. PolitiFact Texas reviews their records on the Truth-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Rhode Island: Previewing the Providence mayoral debate • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads