Sean Gorman is a PolitiFact reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Under Obamacare, Virginia taxpayers would have been "forced to pay for abortions" if the General Assembly had not recently intervened.
Recent stories from Sean GormanIt's hard to pin down Hollywood's benefit to Virginia
The governor estimates that a pilot TV drama set at the Norfolk Naval Station could generate $50 million for Hampton Roads should the show go into serial production. We can't verify that number.Wacky spending, even under the sequester?
We look at claims that the government still funds goofy projects like fantasy football and research on duck penises. But not all of these claims are accurate.On Cantor and World of Warcraft: Readers weigh in
Many readers agreed with our Pants on Fire rating to Majority Leader Eric Cantor's claim that the U.S. "spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain." But some felt we were too tough on him, saying Cantor simply cited the wrong fantasy game and that the $1.2 million federal grant was still funding research involving seniors playing a video game.Cantor earns Pants on Fire for World of Warcraft
PolitiFact Virginia plunges into Azeroth and finds the Republican leader's claim is just sorcery.When it comes to voting, Virginia is early to rise and early to bed
Virginia polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Old Dominion is among 20 states with a 13-hour voting window. Only seven state have a longer voting day. McDonnell didn't promise to win battles with the General Assembly
So far, we’ve assessed the governor’s follow through on 39 campaign pledges and have rated 18 of them as a Promise Kept. One reason for good marks is that McDonnell often qualified his promises that required cooperation from the General Assembly.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's oddest fact-checks of 2012
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.Allen and Kaine have big differences on budget issues
Allen has signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases and relies on spending cuts to slash deficits. Kaine says there must be a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.Ad Watch: Kaine attacks Allen on abortion and birth control
Allen’s campaign did not respond to a PolitiFact inquiry on whether he’s interested in overturning Roe v. Wade.
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