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Morris Kennedy
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Morris Kennedy

The financial regulatory bill "will kill jobs."

In preparing a rules package for the 112th Congress, the GOP had no discussions with Democrats.

"We have dozens of districts that go for 150 to 200 miles, splitting counties, splintering cities and connecting areas that have very little in common."

"CEOs now earn 431 times what their workers earn."

TSA "started off with 16,500 screeners and the agency has mushroomed to 67,000 employees with 3,590 administrative people ... making over $105,000 per year on average."

"We are the only state in the country that state employees don't contribute [to their pensions]."

"On the question on the DREAM Act, no -- no to granting lower tuition to illegals."

"I have won more elections than any chairman since 1938."

"Eliminating earmarks does not reduce spending."

"Fiorina's plan would mean slashing Social Security and Medicare."

Recent stories from Morris Kennedy
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Nothing we've published before has generated this much debate. Our 2010 Lie of the Year continues to prompt editorials, letters to the editor and a speech on the House floor.

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We checked lots of strange claims in 2010. We're not sure why so many of them involved animals.

Tracking President Obama's tax promises

We continue our work reconciling the bipartisan tax law with Obama's campaign promises.

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Readers sound off our recent reports on Rand Paul, Paul Krugman, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. And a few say "Thanks!"
 

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.

Marco Rubio, Florida's new U.S. senator

After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him. 

Fact-checking Austan Goolsbee

The new head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers answers questions on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" -- and makes his debut with the Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact turns 3!

We review the highlights (and some oddities) of our first three years.

Obama keeps his promise on getting combat troops out of Iraq

Plans for Iraq unfold much as Obama described during the 2008 campaign.

Checking Democrats on Fiscal Policy

We look at the political dynamics behind the tug of war over the deficit, Social Security, taxes and spending.

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