Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Articles from May, 2011

Virginia Republicans twist Obama's statement on Israel's borders

Did Obama really break with U.S. policy and call on Israel to return to its 1967 borders? No.

Taking the jobs-claim challenge

We found that none of the last seven Virginia governors has created jobs fast enough to keep up with working-age population growth. Of the nine governors dating back to 1978, only Democrat Chuck Robb met the standard set forth by McAuliffe. Robb led the state from 1982 to 1986.

Most of Virginia congressmen have backed debt limit increases

Congress has raised the debt limit nine times since 2002 when the cap was $5.7 trillion. We thought it would be interesting to look at the voting records of Virginia’s congressional delegation on the measures.  

On dropout factories, baby boomers and hitting 100

"Not often am I ashamed to live in Virginia," the email said. "Between you, Gov. McDonnell and Eric Cantor, I am ready to move out."

McDonnell-Axelrod dust-up beats up a few facts

But Axelrod was wrong when he said McDonnell balanced Virginia's budget by borrowing $3 billion against future federal transportation receipts. And McDonnell erred when he said "30 years after World War II, we cut the deficit every year."