No requirements on data collection
"The number of killings of citizens by police is at a two-decade high."
All presidents acted, but few so sweepingly
"The actions I’m taking" are "the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half-century."
A deep dive into the numbers
"Over the last few years, we’ve put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined."
It's more nuanced than that
Says Obama's net neutrality proposal "puts the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered."
A big share, but not quite
"We've created more jobs in the United States than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."
Yes, but the difference may not mean much
"The states that have raised the minimum wage (this year) have had faster job growth than the states that haven’t raised the minimum wage."
N.C. is actually in the bottom quarter of states
In North Carolina, "now we're near the national average" for unemployment.
Some addition, some subtraction
Says Thom Tillis "has cut $500 million from public education."
Not exactly when he took office
"When I took office, the deficit was nearly 10 percent of our economy. Today, it's approaching 3 percent."
It's not all about ships and troops anymore
Under sequestration, the military was cut "down to the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915."
It's all speculation
Says personhood legislation she sponsored would not have restricted access to reproductive services and was "simply a statement that I support life."
Wage gap narrows when you account for purchasing power
Countries with a higher minimum wage than the United States’ $7.25 an hour include Denmark at $21, Australia at $15.81, Germany at $11 and France at $12.35.
It's a simplification of his record
Says Sen. Mark Begich is ineffective because he has only "passed one bill, the naming of a building."
Correlation does not equal causation
"Income inequality is worse in towns run by Democrat mayors than in towns run by Republican mayors."
That was then; this is now
National Republican Congressional Committee
Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."
Paul's claim sinks
In Tripoli, "jihadists today swim in our embassy pool."
A theoretical possibility, but pretty remote
Saturday Night Live executive producer "Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician."
An old, problematic talking point
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Says Democratic Senate candidate "Bruce Braley voted to cut $700 billion from Medicare to support Obamacare."
Several allies did not sign up for strikes
The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."
A Whopper whopper
After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is "not moving. … Our headquarters will remain in Miami" and "(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes."
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise