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Warren Fiske is the editor of PolitiFact Virginia.
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Recent stories from Warren FiskeIn context: Gillespie's comments on the minimum wage
Democrats say Ed Gillespie's description of minimum wage earners enjoying beer and softball with colleagues after work is offensive. Here's a full transcript of the Republican's remarks so you can decide:A few fumbled claims about the Redskins' name
Is "Redskin" a term that historically confers respect? Did President Obama order the recent revocation of trademark protection for the Washington Redskins' name? Our collegaues at PunditFact settle these claims and more.
The Republican primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday stunned the political world. Here are a few of the fact checks our colleagues at PolitiFact Virginia did from his race.PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor
So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992.
PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:PolitiFact's review for today's Cantor-Brat primary
Incumbent Eric Cantor and challenger Dave Brat traded some tough blows on immigation and Obamacare during their Republican primary campaign for the 7th District congressional seat. Here's a recap of our Truth-O-Meters:
Fact-checking Ed Gillespie
Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the U.S. senate, is no stranger to the Truth-O-Meter. Here's a review of his statements we've examined:
Boycotting Medicaid expansion puts a small dent in U.S deficits
A look at what some say is a silver lining from the reluctance of 24 states to expand Medicaid.Sorting through the Medicaid claims
The General Assembly is deadlocked over expanding Medicaid elgibility in Virginia and dubious statements abound. Here's a recap: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.
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