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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tim Ryan

Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."

"Many" of the founding fathers were "very actively involved" in cockfighting.

Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "called Obamacare ‘a great idea.’ "

"Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office."

Americans spend "6.1 billion hours a year" on tax preparation.

Says Mark Udall "decided Obamacare. ... He passed Obamacare with his vote."

"EPA officials have commended (Koch Industries) for our ‘commitment to a cleaner environment’ and called us ‘a model for other companies.’ "

Says Marco Rubio believes the earth is 9,000 years old and that humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction; says  Rand Paul believes the earth is 10,000 years old and God removed dinosaurs "to make space for humans."

Recent stories from Tim Ryan
Fact-checking primary contests in Kentucky, Oregon and Idaho

Voters go to the polls today to select between candidates who are seeking their party nominations. Our fact-checks looked at gun rights, the Wall Street bailout, unemployment and cockfighting.

PolitiFact's Top 5 fact-checks for March

Our most popular checks were about presidential power, presidential vacations, the health care law and dinosaurs.

Facebook meme wrongly accuses GOP 2016 hopefuls on dinosaurs

A Facebook meme claims that Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have wacky views on the extinction of the dinosaurs and the age of the earth. Its charges seem to be entirely fabricated, though.

In context: What Obama said about "fundamentally transforming" the nation

When President Barack Obama said he had no plans to "fundamentally transform" the nation during a Super Bowl Sunday interview, that sent some viewers back to the archives to find a 2008 quote.

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