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Warren Fiske

PolitiFact Virginia Editor

Warren Fiske is the editor of PolitiFact Virginia.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Warren Fiske

Obamacare "already has caused millions of hardworking Virginians to lose their health insurance."

Says 70 percent of Virginia’s Medicaid cost is for seniors in nursing homes.

"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."

Says Mark Warner has supported Harry Reid "down the line."

On a balanced budget amendment.

After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."

Mark Warner’s "record is one of acting against" the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted "to let the U.N. take OUR guns."

"Right now, America has $1.1 trillion of student debt. That’s more than credit card debt."

Recent stories from Warren Fiske
In 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. 
 

A look back at fact-checks from Eric Cantor's primary loss

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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