Friday, November 21st, 2014

John Frank

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Frank

Mostly True

The 7-7-7 plan requires a bit of rounding

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"My 7-step plan" creates 700,000 jobs in 7 years.

— PolitiFact Florida

True

Palin endorsed wolf bounty

True

Palin supports aerial shooting, for a reason

Recent stories from John Frank

Rick Scott, Florida's new governor

After a high-spending campaign with mostly his own money, Republican Rick Scott narrowly won election to become Florida's next governor. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him.

Rudy's Florida pitch

In a TV ad aimed at voters in Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes claims about cutting taxes, welfare reform and a national insurance fund. We find he's mostly right on two, but wrong on the other.

History is not their best subject

Presidential candidates often make historical references to emphasize points or justify positions. A lot of the time, though, they get their facts wrong -- to the dismay of historians.

Making 'disruption' equal 'destruction'

Rudy Giuliani frequently attacks Hillary Clinton over her views on the free market, but he's blatantly misquoting her.

Thompson's first role: factory worker

To counter his history in Hollywood and Washington, he tells of growing up in rural Tennessee.

No easy pricetag for Iraq war

A precise figure on the cost of the Iraq war is missing in action.