The Latest from PolitiFact Virginia Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."

On offshore drilling for energy

Del. Ben Chafin "took money away" from Southwest Virginia schools while voting to build a "politician's palace."

Uncompensated care has "gone down by 30 percent just in the first few months" of Medicaid expansion in the states that adopted it.

Ed Gillespie "supports a personhood amendment."

"This administration is slashing the Navy to pay for more Obamacare."

Governing magazine has "estimated that in the states that don’t expand Medicaid, a minimum, they said of 40 percent of rural hospitals will close in those states..."

Obamacare "already has caused millions of hardworking Virginians to lose their health insurance."

Says 70 percent of Virginia’s Medicaid cost is for seniors in nursing homes.

"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "received zero complaints" about the Washington Redskins name.

Says Mark Warner has supported Harry Reid "down the line."

Promise: Reform Standards of Learning tests

Update: Work is underway

On a balanced budget amendment.

The "9-0 decision last week was the 13th time the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the president had exceeded his constitutional authority."

After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."

Mark Warner’s "record is one of acting against" the Keystone XL pipeline.

Promise: Insist budgets include Medicaid expansion

Update: Will sign budget with no Medicaid expansion

The decision to cancel the trademark of the Washington Redskins "is not the Patent and Trademark Office. This is Barack Obama."

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