Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Virginia

Dunnavant yanks ad hitting Janis on immigration

The ad said Janis voted in 2003 to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. But Dunnavant missed a key part of the record. 

And the top-read Virginia Truth-O-Meter from 2014 is...

State Sen. George Barker's statement that uncompsensated care costs went down 30 percent in states that, unlike Virginia, expanded Medicaid. Here's our review of that claim and four others that generated the most interest in 2014.  

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

Top claims from the U.S. Senate race

Election Day has come. Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims made by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie in this year's U.S. Senate race.

Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge

Did Ed Gillespie sign Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge? Our quick review of Monday night's U.S. Senate debate provides the answer.   Also from PolitiFact Virginia: •Warner and Gillespie have adjusted their views on gay marriage    

Get the facts from tonight's Senate debate

We'll be live-fact checking tonight's U.S. Senate debate between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie. Here's how you can tune in.   Also from PolitiFact Virginia: •Warner and Gillespie have adjusted their views on gay marriage •A quick look at the jabs from Debate 2

Warner and Gillespie have adjusted views on gay marriage

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, long opposed to same-sex marriage, now supports it. Challenger Ed Gillespie is still against gay marriage, but no longer favors a U.S. constitutional amendment to ban it.   Also from PolitiFactVirginia: Solving the mysterious no-tax pledge    

An early look at debate jabs from Gillespie, Warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie attacked each other and defended their own records and proposals during Tuesday night's debate. Here's an initial look at some of their claims.

In Context: Gillespie labeling himself a "partisan warrior"

Republican Ed Gillespie sees himself playing two different roles: A "partisan warrior" in campaigns and a negotiator when it comes to business and holding elective office.

A first look at the Warner-Gillespie debate

There's plenty of fodder for the Truth-O-Meter after first debate between U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie. Here's our initial take. More fact checks are in the works.    

Get the facts from Saturday's Senate debate

We'll be live fact-checking Saturday morning's U.S. Senate debate between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie. Here's how you can tune in.

In context: Gillespie's comments on the minimum wage

Democrats say Ed Gillespie's description of minimum wage earners enjoying beer and softball with colleagues after work is offensive. Here's a full transcript of the Republican's remarks so you can decide: 

A few fumbled claims about the Redskins' name

Is "Redskin" a term that historically confers respect? Did President Obama order the recent revocation of trademark protection for the Washington Redskins' name? Our collegaues at PunditFact settle these claims and more.   

PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor

So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992.  PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:

PolitiFact's review for today's Cantor-Brat primary

Incumbent Eric Cantor and challenger Dave Brat traded some tough blows on immigation and Obamacare during their Republican primary campaign for the 7th District congressional seat. Here's a recap of our Truth-O-Meters: