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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
The gubernatorial candidates threw a few familiar punches. Here's a review of some of their claims:
PolitiFact Virginia has fact-checked claims about government shutdowns, Social Security, abortion, guns and more. We review the most compelling fact-checks of the campaign to date.
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.
The Democrats wrapped up their convention Thursday night in Charlotte with President Barack Obama making his case for four more years on the job. Prior to the president’s culminating speech, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims made by former President Bill Clinton and political leaders during convention appearances. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.
Former President Bill Clinton made the case for President Barack Obama’s re-election Wednesday night in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. The AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims made by Clinton and others during the convention’s second day. We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.
U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine talked about the economic successes that his term in Virginia and Barack Obama's term as president brought. We took at look at the familiar talking points.
An Americans for Prosperity ad shows President Barack Obama promising to cut the national deficit during his first term and saying, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Did President Obama really give himself a three-year deadline to accomplish that goal?
"Today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office," President Barack Obama said on Feb. 23, 2009.