Friday, October 24th, 2014

Wes Hester

Richmond-Times Dispatch political reporter

Wes Hester is the Main Street reporter on the Richmond Times-Dispatch political team.

Email: whester@timesdispatch.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Wes Hester

Mostly True

Dropping, yes; plummeting, no

Mostly False

Shaky figures, poor terminology

Recent stories from Wes Hester

Of debt, taxes and time travel

Scott’s argument ignores a few details that drove up debt like, say, two wars overseas and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression which resulted in stimulus spending that the congressman supported.  

One year later: Some truths, some half-truths

One year after President Obama signed the health care law, we examine some of the truths and half-truths.

One year later: the falsehoods continue

We review 10 big distortions on the health care law's one-year anniversary.

Fact-checking the federal budget fight

A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.

Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts

With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.