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Sorting through the Medicaid claims

The General Assembly is deadlocked over expanding Medicaid elgibility in Virginia and dubious statements abound. Here's a recap:

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes

House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action. We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program.     

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

There's sunshine and darkness in Virginia's open-government laws

To see how Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act stacks up, we compared it to similar laws in Florida and Connecticut, two states that are recognized by experts for their strong open government laws.

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

Upon reconsideration, Cantor's 2012 Obamacare claim still doesn't hold up

PolitiFact tagged President Barack Obama with the "Lie of the Year" in 2013 for saying people who like their insurance were assured of keeping it under the Affordable Care Act. Does that validate House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's opposite claim that because of Obamacare, "The people who have health care and like it in this country won't be able to keep what they have?"  

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Introducing the Macker-Meter

The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

McDonnell sums up his term

PolitiFact Virginia takes quick look at Gov. Bob McDonnell's last address to the General Assembly.  

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

Promises, promises...McDonnell fulfilled half of them

PolitiFact Virginia’s Bob-O-Meter has tracked the progress of 48 promises Bob McDonnell made when he ran for governor in 2009. McDonnell, with less than two weeks remaining in office, has fulfilled 24 of them.

By Warren Fiske, Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

PolitiFact Virginia's Top 10 claims from the gubernatorial race

Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli made during the gubernatorial campaign.

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Cuccinelli and McAuliffe fared poorly on the Truth-O-Meter

Of the 14 Cuccinelli claims PolitiFact Virginia fact checked over the last year, 10 were rated Mostly False or worse. Of the 13 McAuliffe statements we checked, 11 were Mostly False or worse.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

Did Cuccinelli almost ruin the state's recruitment of Northrop Grumman?

As attorney general in 2010, Republican Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion that Virginia colleges could not protect gay employees and students from discrimination. That action, Democrats say, almost caused Northrop Grumman cancel plans to move its corporate headquarters to Virginia.  PolitiFact Virginia took a look at the story, which has become an issue in this fall's gubernatorial election.    

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

A quick look at the final Cuccinelli-McAuliffe debate

The gubernatorial candidates threw a few familiar punches. Here's a review of some of their claims:

By Warren Fiske, Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 9:29 p.m.

Ten questions about the debt ceiling

Confused about what the debt ceiling is? As the government hurtles toward a possible default, here is an FAQ by PolitiFact's national staff about the debt ceiling and why it's important to every American.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 6:20 a.m.

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli recycling dubious claims

Here's a look at some of the candidates' recurrent claims:

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.

McAuliffe's car troubles persist

GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company, is under federal investigation and has not lived up to the promises of its founder -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe. Virginia officials raised concerns about the venture in 2009.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.

Virginia's disclosure laws are unrevealing

As the scandal involving gifts and loans to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family swirls, here's a look at how Virginia's political disclosure laws compare to other states: PolitiFact Charts: Rules for Governors Accepting Gifts By State Loan Disclosure Rules for Governors and Legislators By State

By Warren Fiske, Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

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