PolitiFact Virginia writer
Nancy Madsen joined PolitiFact Virginia in January 2012. Prior to that, she spent four years as a reporter at the Watertown Daily Times in New York, covering local government and business. She grew up in many places, but mostly Mississippi and Texas. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and has an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Nancy Madsen
Recent stories from Nancy MadsenIntroducing the Macker-Meter
The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.McDonnell sums up his term
PolitiFact Virginia takes quick look at Gov. Bob McDonnell's last address to the General Assembly.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.Voters go to the polls in New Jersey, Virginia
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.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.
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli recycling dubious claims
Here's a look at some of the candidates' recurrent claims: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.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:PolitiFact Virginia fact-checks the campaign for governor
It's Republican Ken Cuccinelli versus Democrat Terry McAuliffe vying for the governor's seat in Virginia. Our state partner has been checking the facts.Ad Watch: Will Obamacare raise your health insurance premiums?
Despite projections that Obamacare will reduce most premiums -- and predictions to the contrary -- the law is very complicated and the result will vary depending on what type of health insurance you have.
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