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Sean Gorman

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Sean Gorman is a PolitiFact reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Sean Gorman

Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."

Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."

In Virginia’s Medicaid program, "approximately 30 percent, or $2.7 billion a year, is lost to waste, fraud and inefficiencies."

Says five Democratic state senators were for her bicycle tailgating bill "before they were against it."

"In 1968, a full-time worker earning minimum wage, could actually support a family of three above the poverty line. Today, that same worker would earn less than the poverty line for a family of two."

Richmond is "the most vegan-friendly city."

"The CBO’s latest report confirms what Republicans have been saying for years now. Under Obamacare, millions of hardworking Americans will lose their jobs."

Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."

"Obamacare passed by just one vote in the Senate. It wouldn’t have passed without Mark Warner’s vote."

Recent stories from Sean Gorman
Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes

House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action.

We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program. 

 

 

There's sunshine and darkness in Virginia's open-government laws

To see how Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act stacks up, we compared it to similar laws in Florida and Connecticut, two states that are recognized by experts for their strong open government laws.

McDonnell sums up his term

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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.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.

PolitiFact Virginia's Top 10 claims from the gubernatorial race

Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli made during the gubernatorial campaign.

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.

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.

A quick look at the final Cuccinelli-McAuliffe debate

The gubernatorial candidates threw a few familiar punches. Here's a review of some of their claims:

Greatest hits of the Virginia governor's race (so far)

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.

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