Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Danny Finnegan is editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He came to the T-D in 1987 as a sports copy editor and later became an assistant sports editor, assistant managing editor for night news and deputy managing editor for photo, graphics, presentation, multimedia and sports. He has also served as a senior editor of the newspaper and became editor in June 2011.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Daniel Finnegan
"Mark Herring voted to allow sex offenders, including rapists, to serve shorter sentences."
Recent stories from Daniel FinneganIntroducing the Macker-Meter
The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.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.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.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:Tracking McDonnell's campaign promises
The Bob-O-Meter tracks 48 promises that Gov. Bob McDonnell made during his 2009 gubernatorial campaign. Of the 38 that so far have been rated, we've found that nearly half -- 17 -- have been fulfilled and earned a Promise Kept. Three were judged to be a Promise Broken.
The rest of the pledges have either resulted in Compromise, been Stalled by events or are rated In the Works as McDonnell begins his last year in office.PolitiFact Virginia responds to the state GOP
PolitiFact is not about mathematical balance between the parties in our ratings. We’re about making calls on the accuracy of political claims.Barack Obama debuts stump speech
President Barack Obama held his first official campaign rallies in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va., on Saturday. He repeated several claims that PolitiFact has rated before and made new ones that PolitiFact will rate in the coming weeks.Ad Watch: American Energy Alliance blames Obama for gas prices
Steven Chu did call for boosting U.S. gas prices to "the levels in Europe." But this happened before he became energy secretary, when Barack Obama was campaigning for president. Chu had no ties to Obama at the time.PolitiFact Virginia turns 1!
We hope you usually agree with our ratings and understand when you don’t. During an age of blaring rhetoric from all political sides, our goal is present facts to help you reach your own judgements. That’s what makes this work important.
We’re introducing the Bob-O-Meter, a service aimed at monitoring some 50 campaign promises by McDonnell. The Bob-O-Meter will report what progress, if any, has been made on each pledge and rate whether it’s been kept, broken, altered in a compromise, or in the works. Those ratings will be tallied on PolitiFactVirginia.com, creating an up-to-the-minute and evolving report card on McDonnell’s administration.
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